They were, they weren’t and then they were all over again.
That’s how the saga of the Vols’ status as Torrance Gibson’s leaders has went over the past couple of months.
Gibson, the top dual-threat quarterback in the nation, renamed the Tennessee Volunteers as his leader on Thursday after his extended trip to Knoxville.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) June 12, 2014
Torrance Gibson on his visit to UT this week: “Just sitting down with the coaches, talking with them. That’s why it’s Tennessee on the top.”
— Jeff Archer (@jeffarcherwvlt) June 13, 2014
Gibson previously named Auburn as his leader after a recent weekend visit.
Since then, the Vols picked up a commitment from four-star pro-style quarterback Quinten Dormady, which doesn’t seem to bother Gibson too much.
And it shouldn’t bother him. Not if he wants to be a successful quarterback in the SEC.
As far as his recruitment goes, we asked Gibson on Thursday evening how far ahead of Auburn he had the Vols. He responded “not that far”.
So even though Tennessee is currently leading for the talented five-star signal caller, this one is still far, far from over.
We already know that Gibson won’t be committing until after his senior season, which means Auburn still has plenty of time to regain the top spot on Gibson’s list.
The good news for the Vols is that they did land the aforementioned Dormady. That takes a ton of pressure off the Volunteer coaching staff. They know they’ve got at least one of their guys and while they’d obviously still love to have Gibson, it doesn’t make him quite the priority he was before.
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