Ohio State got the first game week of the season off on the wrong foot with the announcement Torrance Gibson has been suspended by the university for the fall semester.
Gibson, a redshirt freshman receiver from Florida, is sidelined for an unspecified violation of the student code of conduct.
Speaking at his weekly pregame press conference, coach Urban Meyer said he did not agree with the school’s decision to punish Gibson.
The 6-4, 215-pound Gibson signed as a four-star quarterback last year but moved to receiver to take advantage of his freakish athleticism.
He has yet to make it onto the field for a real game but flashed his potential in the spring game in April.
Despite the high expectations, how much he was going to be relied upon this fall remained to be seen as Meyer has a group of more than a dozen highly recruited but mostly untested wideouts at his disposal for a team that will start the season ranked in the top 10 of both major polls despite returning only three starters on offense and three starters on defense.