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Torrance Gibson’s back with Gulf Coast — this time at receiver

The on again, off again relationship between former prep All-American Torrance Gibson and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is apparently back on.

The former Ohio State Buckeye left MGCCC’s football team several weeks back but worked out with the Bulldogs’ receivers prior to Saturday’s rivalry game at Pearl River Community College.

“Torrance Gibson has been making steps to become a part of the Gulf Coast football team again,” MGCCC coach Chad Huff said in a school statement. “When he completes those steps, he’ll have the opportunity to compete for playing time.”

It remained unclear if Gibson would play against the Wildcats.

A 2015 Ohio State signee, the Buckeyes moved Gibson to receiver during his freshman year. He was later suspended by the university attempted to transfer to Cincinnati before ending up in Perkinston.

In late September, Gibson expressed his frustration with Division I programs wanting to move him from shotgun, saying it was his dream to play quarterback.

“I just want to play quarterback. It’s my dream to play quarterback. I took it to heart and I play with a passion when I play quarterback,” he said at the time. “When I play receiver, it’s like I was just out there. I wasn’t enjoying the game. At quarterback, I enjoy the game and love the game. This is all I know and what I do.”

After Gibson originally left MGCCC’s team, the school declined to elaborate on the situation, simply stating he was still enrolled at the school but was “no longer on the team.”

In five games at quarterback for Gulf Coast, Gibson completed 52.8 percent of his passes for 542 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions. He also rushed for 321 yards and four scores.

Gibson had previously reported interest from Texas, Southern Miss and Ole Miss. He had also recently visited Auburn.

The Sun Herald is working to update this report.

Patrick Ochs: 228-896-2321, @PatrickOchs

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