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Torrance Gibson Will Not Be a Bearcat in 2017

This is a surprising turn of events.

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A great deal of fanfare surrounded the apparent recruiting coup put on by Luke Fickell and his staff when it was announced that Torrance Gibson, a former four-star recruit from Ohio State, was going to transfer to Cincinnati. However, now it appears that Gibson has changed his mind and will now be playing for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

The news was confirmed by a statement released on MGCCC’s athletic site, in which Gibson said “I just want to win. I want to learn. It's a chance for a brand new start, to start from the bottom.”

Gibson, a 6’4 dual-threat quarterback, who had been moved to wide receiver at OSU, was expected to return under center with the Bearcats, for whom he was going to redshirt in 2017. Obviously that won’t be happening now. This doesn’t mean Gibson will never play for Cincinnati however. MGCCC said in the release that Gibson is on track to graduate in December, after which he could still come to Cincinnati (or another school) with two years left of eligibility.