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Urban Meyer hasn’t closed door on Torrance Gibson returning to OSU

Maybe the final chapter on Torrance Gibson‘s football book at Ohio State hasn’t yet been written?

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College sent out a tweet Wednesday announcing that Gibson has signed a Letter of Intent with the junior college program. Gibson subsequently claimed that the tweet was “false information” and that he was still considering other Div. 1 options if he couldn’t return to OSU; subsequent to that, the JUCO sent out an extensive press release with quotes welcoming Gibson to the program.

A day later, Urban Meyer indicated that a return could still possibly be in the cards.

“He came to see me, and I love Torrance,” the Buckeyes head coach said according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “Very unfortunate the whole situation. I don’t think there’s been anything finalized. I will assure you, as we always do, that we’ll do what’s in the best interest of the student-athlete. It’s very unfortunate.”

Back in August, it was announced that Gibson had been suspended for the entire 2016 season. 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]” but rather the university.

“I disagree with it,” the head coach added.

A four-star 2015 recruit, Gibson was rated by 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; if he returns to OSU, it would likely be as a receiver.