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"It Was Perfect" Five-Star QB Says Of AU Trip
Plantation, Fla.--Making his second visit to Auburn, this time for Big Cat Weekend, five-star quarterback Torrance Gibson said everything about his experience was memorable. From talking with Coach Gus Malzahn, offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee, offensive line coach J.B. Grimes and others to hanging out with several Auburn commitments, Gibson said he could sum it up in one word. "It was perfect," Gibson said. "I talked to Coach Lashlee a little more and I'm getting a feel for him and getting more comfortable with him. He's awesome. The offense is perfect for me. Everyone thinks I would fit right in with this offense. It was just good. "It helped a lot," he added of the trip. "I like a coach that's not all about football, just about having fun and enjoying life. That's what I like and that's what he (Lashlee) taught me today." Recently naming his top seven schools with Auburn and Tennessee tied for the lead, Gibson said following his weekend visit that the Tigers made serious move and that could change things for him. "You might see Auburn number one," Gibson said. "I'm not sure. We'll see. It made a huge impact. "I was tempted a little bit," he added about pulling the trigger. "But I had think about my decision. I have to wait it out a little more. I don't want to rush anything." Torrance Gibson was decked out head to toe in Auburn gear With an offense that has excelled with guys like Cam Newton and Nick Marshall at the helm, Gibson said that he has already pictured himself running the show and feels like it's a great fit for what he does best. "It's right up my alley," Gibson said. "It's the read-option and the zone-read. This is my offense right here. I watched them a lot. I watched Cam Newton and some of the field back when he was there. I watched Nick Marshall. It fits me perfectly. I'm the same person but with different speed and different size." In addition to seeing himself running the show in Auburn's offense, Gibson said he has pictured what things would look like with the corps of receivers at his disposal and running backs such as Racean Thomas, Peyton Barber, Jovon Robinson and Kerryon Johnson in the future, and it's a picture he likes. "The place would blow up," Gibson said. "A lot of people would want to start going there because the offense is really rolling. We have great coaches that know what they're doing. The place would be rolling." One of the coaches that had Gibson rolling on his visit was Grimes. Getting his first real opportunity to get to know the offensive line coach, the talented quarterback said he's a character and would be someone great to play for as well. "The offensive line coach," Gibson said of Grimes. "He got a little wild one time but he likes having fun. He's passionate about the game of football. That's a good thing. He's a great guy to hang out with on and off the field." Gibson said he plans to take an official visit to Auburn and plans to visit the Plains again sometime in June. As for a decision that was once planned for signing day, he said that too could change. "I might have to shorten it up," Gibson said. "I don't know yet. "We're going to see soon."
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