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Four-star 2015 QB: ‘being mentored by Braxton Miller, that’d be awesome’

Torrance Gibson

Could Braxton Miller‘s devastating season-ending injury actually have a positive impact on the recruiting trail for Ohio State? That could very well be the case.

As a fourth-year senior who had yet to use his redshirt season, 2014 was set to be Miller’s final year of eligibility. The shoulder injury — or reinjury as the case may be — changed all of that, with Miller vowing to come back from the non-contact injury and return to the Buckeyes in 2015.

In tandem with that, Torrance Gibson, a top 2015 quarterback recruit, currently has OSU as his top choice of myriad interested schools. The fact that Miller would likely be around if/when Gibson arrived in Columbus next year? That appears to have done nothing but further cement OSU’s positioning as Gibson’s leader.

“Being mentored by Braxton Miller, that’d be pretty awesome,” Gibson told the Cleveland Plain Dealer‘s Ari Wasserman during a telephone interview shortly after the announcement on Miller’s injury. “Being mentored by one of the best quarterbacks that ever came to Ohio State, man that would be something. It would be great if I decided to go to Ohio State.”

Gibson is rated as a four-star recruit by and is the No. 6 quarterback in that class according to  He is expected to announce his verbal commitment Oct. 20.

In Late May, Gibson released a Top Seven ($ link) that consisted of Tennessee, Auburn, LSU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, Miami and UCF. Tennessee and Auburn were his two favorites at the time.

However, a visit to Columbus in July ($ link) flipped his order of preference, with Ohio State jumping to the lead. That’s where they’ve stayed the past couple of weeks — and where they’ve apparently solidified themselves on the strength of the Miller gloom and doom.

“Nothing has changed, Ohio State is still the leader,” the player told the paper.

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9 Responses to “Four-star 2015 QB: ‘being mentored by Braxton Miller, that’d be awesome’”
  1. jimmy53 says: Aug 20, 2014 1:48 PM

    Ummm, why would you want to be tutored by a QB who has never quite made the strides needed to be a good pocket passer?

    No one—not one talking head has said that Miller has any chance as a pro QB, why would you want to be tutored by that person?

  2. speeeeeedy says: Aug 20, 2014 1:58 PM

    Was a projected 3-4 round pick last year… And with the NFL leaning more towards mobile quarterbacks kids gotta chance… Some coach somewhere will take the chance on developing his passing game. Hell maybe he made great strides this off season. But to say he has no shot is beyond nuts

  3. planecrashguy says: Aug 20, 2014 2:09 PM

    If an NFL coach is dumb enough to draft Tim Tebow in the first round to play QB, Miller will at least get a chance in the League.

  4. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Aug 20, 2014 2:10 PM

    @ brownsmakemecrazy:

    Where are you? We can’t wait to read your enlightened comments. Make sure you post something that displays your best trolling remarks yet!

  5. jimmy53 says: Aug 20, 2014 2:27 PM


    Yeah–you’re wrong. There’s been more talk about trying to move him to WR than there has been about him being a QB in the league.

  6. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 20, 2014 6:15 PM

    Lol this am Urb goes Braxton Miller will be an NFL QB. This guy is clueless. Same guy that is baffled how Tim Tebow isn’t getting a shot with an NFL team.

    Yo Urb in the NFL you have to be able to pass the ball. You aren’t running all over 275 stiffs from MAC schools and San Diego State and Navy and Concinnati.

    This guy is clueless.

  7. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 20, 2014 6:22 PM

    Correction just said he will play in the NFL. I guarantee it won’t be at QB.

    IF any team is dumb enough to give him a chance to play QB it would be the Browns. After all they drafted and made Charlie Frye a starting QB lol.

  8. jrs45 says: Aug 20, 2014 6:35 PM


    There is no way that the Browns are your team. No way. You are a troll.

  9. manik56 says: Aug 20, 2014 10:52 PM

    Browns fans are Buckeye fans (like the guy writing this post), unless they are Notre Damers. That is my guess. A regular Mike Golic.

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