UF makes cut for Gibson but trails several schools

The Gators have ground to make up with Torrance Gibson. (Photo by 247Sports)

Five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson announced his Top 15 in order Monday, and UF made the cut.

However, the Gators trail several schools for the 6-foot-4, 195-pounder from Plantation American Heritage.

Tennessee is his leader followed by Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Clemson, Oklahoma, Miami and Florida at No. 8. N.C. State, Oregon, UCF, Virginia Tech, Alabama, Michigan and Nebraska round out the rest of his list.

The consensus top-50 prospect visited Gainesville in March during a week-long college tour on his spring break, but UF did not impress him as much as the other schools he saw.

As noted previously, it will be hard for Florida to land a QB recruit of Gibson’s caliber due to the additions of U.S. Army All-Americans Will Grier and Treon Harris in the 2014 class. That being said, it doesn’t appear that Gibson has much interest in the Gators regardless of who they signed last year.

With UF currently not a favorite for Deondre Francois of Bradenton IMG Academy, Florida’s best shot at a quality quarterback for 2015 looks to be Tampa Hillsborough’s Dwayne Lawson.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder is ranked the No. 8 dual-threat QB and 196th nationally in the ESPN300. He told The Sun in March that UF had the edge over Ohio State, Tennessee and UCF.


  1. They need to look at the local prospect at CeCe Jefferson’s school Baker County High School. His name is Jacob Carter and he is a sleeper if you ask me. Already taken a visit to Tennessee (though not official) and is in the Gators backyard. Was injured for 3 or 4 games and still put up impressive numbers for his first year starting.