The Buckeyes have added quarterback depth with the addition of Tristan Gebbia, a seventh-year player who has spent time at both Oregon State and Nebraska during his playing career. The news was first reported by Austin Ward of DottingTheEyes.com. BuckeyeHuddle.com is continuing to attempt to independently verify this news.
Gebbia would join a quarterback room at Ohio State that already includes Kyle McCord, Devin Brown and over the summer will add Lincoln Kienholz as the Buckeyes move on from C.J. Stroud who recently announced his departure to be included in the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft.
The new Ohio State quarterback was a member of the class of 2017 and a four-star recruit upon selecting Nebraska over 20-plus other offers. Ohio State was not part of this recruitment with Tate Martell as part of the same class.
Gebbia would eventually transfer to Oregon State and would start four games for the Beavers before a hamstring injury would knock Gebbia from the starting role.
Over the course of his Oregon State career, Gebbia would play in 11 games, would attempt 200 passes, completing 128 of them for 1,250 yards. He would throw for five touchdown passes and four interceptions as well during those 11 games while picking up three as a rusher though Gebbia is not going to be remembered for his running game.
Another thing of note is that Gebbia was a three-time team captain for Oregon State, a high honor for a player who only started just a handful of games after transferring in from a different program.
This move will bring Gebbia back to the Big Ten though his roots are on the West Coast as he was a product of Calabasas High School, part of Nebraska short-term push into the Golden State looking for recruiting gold.
A source familiar with Gebbia told BuckeyeHuddle that the quarterback has an interest in coaching, and this could be a perfect fit for both sides with Gebbia getting to spend a year in Ryan Day’s offensive system while the Buckeyes pick up a quarterback with Power Five playing experience if the need should arise for a back-up to step up in a big situation.
We will continue to follow this story as it develops and will keep you up-to-date here at BuckeyeHuddle.com.