Torrance Gibson had a very interesting journey at Ohio State. He arrived as a five-star quarterback prospect before transitioning to wide receiver and, after that, he took a redshirt year and was suspended before transferring to Cincinnati to join Luke Fickell and the Bearcats.
Now, though, it appears that his transition back to quarterback isn’t going quite according to plan, as Fickell indicated that “it’s likely he will redshirt” in 2017.
Cincinnati.com asked about Gibson’s status, and this was Fickell’s answer:
He enrolled here at UC on May 8 (for summer classes). At Cincinnati State, he wasn’t going to get his associate’s degree there because he needs about 30 (credit) hours. His status is undetermined, but he is in good academic standing here. it’s likely he will redshirt this year, but it’s a little bit of a gray area. It’s not black and white.
Fickell noted that Gibson would have two years of eligibility remaining.
This is, quite obviously, a strange situation since, well, players don’t usually redshirt on two different occasions. On the bright side, Fickell indicates that Gibson will have two years of eligibility left but, in the same breath, that places a lot of emphasis on those two campaigns.
Cincinnati picked up a (very) talented transfer but he needs to get on the field in order for that to pay dividends.