It may be the bye week for LSU, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on with the Tiger’s football program. Tonight’s news happens to come on the recruiting trail as Torrance Gibson (Fort Lauderdale, Fla. American Heritage) picked up an offer from LSU recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson.
Gibson is the No. 1 ranked dual-threat quarterback in the nation according to 247sports composite rankings and the 6-4, 200-pound recruit holds offers from elite programs like Ohio State, Notre Dame, Alabama, Clemson and in-state schools Florida State and perceived early leader Miami.
He is the No. 16 overall recruit according to 247Sports and the No. 30 recruit in the composite rankings and he has so much ability and talent that he could be the top wide receiver recruit if he played it full-time.
“”I definitely want to get over to LSU now and see more about the school and campus,” Gibson tells Geaux247. “I am really familiar with LSU from being on television and all that. They now run a spread offense that I like, and they have a really great head coach. They also have a great fan base.”
One factor that will play into his recruitment is his desire to run track and that could be a bid sales pitch for LSU considering the reputation of their program. Gibson has been timed in the 47 second range in the 400.
Gibson will look to visit LSU and other schools this winter and over the summer when he appears at a number of team’s camps and at that time his offer list will likely balloon from the 14 its currently at.
LSU already is in a good position at the position with two former four-star quarterbacks on the roster in Hayden Rettig and backup quarterback Anthony Jennings. Plus LSU also has a verbal commitment from four-star dual-threat quarterback Brandon Harris from Bossier City, La. who will compete for the starting job next season.
However, you can never have too many good young quarterbacks and Gibson’s ceiling may be higher than any of the aforementioned signal callers.