COLUMBUS, Ohio — It has been a fairly quiet 2015 recruiting cycle for Ohio State this year, but that didn't stop a bit of important news from happening on Monday.
Quarterback News: Gibson Has OSU in Top 4; Wimbush Set to Decide
By Tony Gerdeman
Torrance Gibson (American Heritage, Fort Lauderdale, FL) announced his top 15 via Twitter Monday evening, placing Ohio State fourth on his list, which was in order of preference.
The list is as follows: Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, Miami, Florida, North Carolina State, Oregon, UCF, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Michigan and Nebraska.
While many have considered Ohio State to be Gibson's leader, he has cited his lack of an actual visit to OSU yet as the reason the Buckeyes aren't any higher than fourth. The thought is, when he finally does visit Ohio State, the Buckeyes will move up higher on his list. But will they be able to overtake the Volunteers?
Gibson (6-4 200) is the nation's #1 dual-threat quarterback, throwing for nearly 1,800 yards and rushing for over a 1,000 yards last season. He has already committed to playing in the Army All-American Bowl in January.
He will cut his list down again later this spring, and the Buckeyes should be on that list as well. Until they actually get him on campus, however, they'll be on the outside looking in.
Shortly after Gibson announced his list, fellow 2015 quarterback Brandon Wimbush (St. Peters Prep, Jersey City, NJ) announced that he will be committing to his school of choice Tuesday evening.
Wimbush (6-2 205) listed Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Miami, Penn State and Boston College as his choices, though most believe that the decision has come down to the Nittany Lions and Buckeyes.
Wimbush is the #5 dual-threat quarterback in the nation per 247Sports, and one of the most coveted players on the east coast. It was expected that an offer last week from Alabama would slow his process down, but that hasn't happened.
The Buckeyes would love to land Wimbush, but they know that Penn State is the heavy favorite here.
The Nittany Lions are also the smart money for four-star offensive lineman Sterling Jenkins, who will be deciding between Penn State and Ohio State on Tuesday evening as well.
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