Suspended Ohio State WR Torrance Gibson signs with a JUCO
After some uncertainty -- and some still-lingering uncertainty -- it appears the Ohio State portion of Torrance Gibson‘s collegiate career has come to an end.On its Twitter account Tuesday, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College announced that Gibson has signed a Letter of Intent with the junior college program. Shortly after this tweet, however...
FOOTBALL | Another LOI in the #MGCCC inbox. Welcome, @quick_tg6. pic.twitter.com/ySZDVPUBm5
— MGCCC Athletics (@MGCCCathletics) December 13, 2016
... Gibson reportedly claimed that the news was “false information.”
Talked to Torrance Gibson: said the tweet is “false information” and he may “still pursue other D1 options if he can’t enroll again at OSU.”
— Jeremy Birmingham (@Birm) December 13, 2016
Subsequent to that, MGCCC sent out a complete release reaffirming the addition of Gibson to its roster.
Statement from @MGCCCathletics regarding Gibson. https://t.co/AcR0EDwwVx pic.twitter.com/95p387Iay1
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) December 13, 2016
The Buckeyes have not confirmed Gibson’s status with the team or university moving forward. Despite apparently signing with the JUCO, Gibson could still play at an FBS program in 2017 if that’s the direction he -- and his mother -- ultimately chooses.
Back in August, it was announced that Gibson had been suspended for the entire 2016 season. Urban Meyer raised some eyebrows at the time by very publicly disagreeing with the punishment, saying the suspension “was not from the athletic department or football [program].”
“I disagree with it,” the head coach said.
Meyer had previously been very adamant that Gibson would return to the Buckeyes.
A four-star 2015 recruit, Gibson was rated by 247Sports.com as the No. 12 player at any position in the state of Florida. Coming to OSU as a dual-threat quarterback, Gibson was moved to wide receiver. The junior college he has signed with lists him as a quarterback.