5-Star QB "Can't Wait" For Auburn Trip

Five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson discusses his upcoming trip to Auburn, what he likes about the Tigers, his recruiting plans, and more.

Plantation, Fla.--One of the most highly-recruited players in the country, five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson has offers from just about every coach in the country.

Receiving stacks of mail and phone calls on a daily basis, Gibson's spring was especially difficult with coaches from coast to coast checking out one of the nation's most talented high school teams.

"It has been crazy," Gibson said. "Coaches have been coming in and out of the school and talking to me and offering me. Big Division I teams are interested in me and it's just a great feeling. I'm just enjoying the recruiting process and having fun with it too."

This weekend Gibson is looking forward to one of those fun times when he travels to Auburn to be part of Big Cat Weekend on the Plains along with talented teammate and 2016 prospect Dredrick Snelson. An annual tradition for the Auburn coaches that gives them, the prospects, and their families a chance to bond, Big Cat Weekend has become one of those things that players look forward to each year.

"I'm very excited," the nation's No. 3 quarterback said. "I can't wait to get up there. I'm ready to sit down and talk football and have fun."

Torrance Gibson

Hoping to learn more about what to expect this weekend, Gibson said he plans to talk with Auburn offensive coordinator and his recruiting coach Rhett Lashlee to get a feel for exactly what to expect. One thing he already knows about the Tigers however is that he likes plenty about the program.

"I have gotten to know Coach Lashlee very well over the weeks," Gibson said. "Auburn has great facilities and a great coaching staff. They are a great football team. Coach Gus Malzahn is a great head coach. He changed that program around and I think he's an awesome coach."

With his history of producing top offensive teams, Malzahn is a coach that offensive players gravitate to because of his style of play and his willingness to get touches from a variety of different players. It all starts with the quarterback however, something that has Gibson excited because of what he has seen from Cam Newton and Nick Marshall in the system.

"It's definitely exciting," Gibson said. "It's very big because when you have a spread-attack offense and you have a dual-threat quarterback you can do a lot of things. That can really scare a lot of teams and put points on the board."

In addition to Auburn, Gibson has also shown a strong interest in Tennessee. Getting to know the staff and learn more about the program in Knoxville, he added that he likes plenty about the Volunteers as well.

"I got to know them pretty good," Gibson said. "Coach Butch Jones is a great coach. I got to know him very well as a person, not just a coach, but as a person."

Recently narrowing his list down to a Top 15, Gibson said later on this week he'll narrow things down to a Top 7 heading into the summer. Planning to make his decision following his senior season, the talented quarterback said when the time comes he has no doubt Auburn will be a team to consider.

"I'm going to make my decision after my senior season," Gibson said. "I'm just going to see how everything plays out and then I'm going to make my decision but I feel like they (Auburn) has a great chance to be in it."

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