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Name: Arik Gilbert (Transfer from LSU)
College: LSU     Number: 2
Height: 6-4   Weight: 249
Position: TE  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: Fr/2024

40 Low: 4.53
   40 Time: 4.64
  40 High: 4.74
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Height: 6041
Weight: 249

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 Data Scout Notes: 2021: Transfer from LSU/5* Impact Transfer...2020: ARTC...12-09-20-Opting-Out remainder of 2020 Season...PMackey

 Arik Gilbert, LSU, Player News

  01/03/21 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  After almost a month away from the team, LSU star tight end Arik Gilbert has made his final decision: he will enter the NCAA transfer portal. There were questions whether the 6-foot-5, 249-pound true freshman would return to campus after he officially opted out of the season with two games remaining, although LSU coach Ed Orgeron expressed optimism that Gilbert might come back. Now, the player who was one of the crown jewels of the 2020 recruiting class has entered the transfer portal after spending less than a season in Baton Rouge.

Gilbert is a substantial loss for LSU and its future within the offense. The 6-foot-5, 249-pound freshman was the prize recruit of the 2020 class, the nation's Gatorade Player of the Year and the highest-rated tight end in the history of 247Sports. In eight games, Gilbert was LSU's second-leading receiver with 35 catches, 368 yards and two touchdowns. He had not scored since catching six passes for 97 yards and a touchdown against Missouri, and Orgeron frequently said publicly that Gilbert should get more touches. - Baton Rouge Advocate


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  01/02/21 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  LSU All-SEC Freshman tight end Arik Gilbert announced Saturday, Jan. 2, via Twitter that he is entering the transfer portal. The tweet was later deleted. The Marietta, Ga. native caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns in eight games. - WAFB9 TV News

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  12/28/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  2020 SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM (COACHES): TE Arik Gilbert, LSU,...LSU had four players earn five spots on the Freshman All-SEC team with Kayshon Boutte making the list as both a wide receiver and return specialist. Gilbert, despite missing the final two games of the season, still caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two TDs. - LSU Football

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  12/11/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  Star LSU tight end Arik Gilbert has officially opted out of the rest of the season, Tigers coach Ed Orgeron said. Orgeron told reporters in Wednesday's weekly Southeastern Conference teleconference that Gilbert met with him yesterday and told him that he intends to opt out of the rest of the season. "Arik and I had a good conversation yesterday. He told me his was opting out. He said his body was hurting and he had some things he had to take care of." Orgeron said Gilbert did not tell him if he planned on returning to the team next season, but the head coach said he will pursue keeping the true freshman on the team.

"Do I think we have a chance at getting him back next season? Yeah," Orgeron said. "Is there a chance of him transferring? I don't know that. He hasn't told me he's transferring, but obviously we're going to re-recruit him and obviously we wish him the best. Take care of the the things he needs to take care of and be back with us next year." Multiple sources confirmed Gilbert missed practice Monday, and 247Sports first reported Gilbert is "really, really homesick." His role in the offense is also a factor, sources said. Orgeron also said that Gilbert's "body is hurting," Gilbert is a substantial loss for LSU and its future within the offense. The 6-foot-5, 249-pound freshman was the prize recruit of the 2020 class, the nation's Gatorade Player of the Year and the highest-rated tight end in the history of 247Sports. - Baton Rouge Advocate


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  12/09/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  LSU freshman tight Arik Gilbert, who entered this week leading all active Tigers in receiving, has decided to opt out for the remainder of the season. LSU coach Ed Orgeron announced Gilbert's decision on Wednesday and the coach could not say for certain whether Gilbert intended to return next season or transfer elsewhere. "Do I think we have a chance at getting him back next season? Yeah," Orgeron said. "Is there a chance of him transferring? I don't know that. He hasn't told me he's transferring, but obviously we're going to re-recruit him and obviously we wish him the best."

Orgeron said the 6-foot-5, 249-pound Gilbert told him he was opting out because "his body was hurting and he had some things he had to take care of." Under NCAA rules adopted during the coronavirus pandemic, players may opt out this season without adversely affecting their scholarships. Gilbert had 35 catches for 368 yards and two touchdowns. He had been second in receiving at LSU behind Terrace Marshall Jr. until Marshall decided to opt out before last weekend's 55-17 loss to Alabama. - AP College Football


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  12/08/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  LSU coach Ed Orgeron said in a radio interview Tuesday morning that star tight end Arik Gilbert talked to him on Monday and said he is thinking about opting out for the rest of the season. Orgeron revealed more details on WNXX-FM 104.5 ESPN's "Off the Bench" about Gilbert's situation after news broke Monday night that the true freshman was considering leaving the team. Multiple sources confirmed that Gilbert missed practice on Monday, and 247Sports first reported that Gilbert is "really, really homesick." His role in the offense is also a factor, sources said. - The Advocate

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  12/05/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  LSU has frequently used Gilbert in trips or bunch formations, where three wide receivers line up on the left or right side of the formation, making it easier to lose Gilbert in traffic for easy yards. The Tigers have also used halfback motion into or out of the backfield to manipulate coverage schemes, creating matchups for the 6-foot-5, 249-pound tight end. "Tight ends are really difficult mismatch guys because of who ends up covering them most of the time," Alabama coach Nick Saban said.

"You have your best corners covering wide receivers, but when these guys are lined up close to the core, their run-pass options are more difficult to define relative to how they line up and who ends up covering them and who ends up matching up on them. I've always said that a tight end and a great running back are hard to cover. Those guys are mismatch problems because unless you put six defensive backs in there you're not going to have cover guys on them. You're going to have guys that you're probably putting on the field because they're good at stopping the run and other things." Several factors make Gilbert useful for the Tigers, but if he does see an increased workload on Saturday, it may be more necessity than anything else. Wide receiver Ja'marr Chase opted out before the season began and Terrace Marshall opted out over the weekend. Marshall's departure is a critical blow: he's responsible for a third of LSU's receiving yards and 10 of its 17 receiving touchdowns. Racey McMath - fifth on the team in receptions and yards - is unlikely to play due to injury, Orgeron said. - Montgomery Advertiser


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  09/04/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  During an LSU football practice early last week, Arik Gilbert sprinted off the line of scrimmage for a vertical route. The Mike linebacker dropped into man coverage, but Gilbert ran past him down the middle of the field. He caught a touchdown, the kind of play that destroys defensive morale. Gilbert, a freshman, has brought a new element to LSU's tight end position. He has the body of a traditional tight end, but he runs like a wide receiver. He can chip defensive ends and block linebackers, but he has the skillset to play either outside receiver position.

Gilbert, whose first name is pronounced like "Eric," has already received praise during preseason practice. At 6-foot-5 and about 250 pounds, coach Ed Orgeron said LSU can use Gilbert in similar fashion to former Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, a 6-foot-5, 237-pound athletic marvel who made four All-Pro teams and twice led the NFL in yards receiving. "Arik is the tight end we've been looking for to stretch the field," Orgeron said. Gilbert's arrival helped LSU change the tight end position, a transformation in the works since LSU installed its run-pass option offense. After years of mainly using tight ends as blockers along the line of scrimmage, LSU has recruited tight ends who double as wide receivers. - Baton Rouge Advocate


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  07/24/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  Football player Arik Gilbert and basketball player Paige Bueckers have been named national high school athletes of the year. Gilbert of Marietta, Georgia, is the first tight end to win. Bueckers of Minnetonka, Minnesota, is the first female basketball player to win since 2014. The coronavirus kept them from attending the annual dinner in Los Angeles. Instead, sponsor Gatorade arranged with their families to surprise Gilbert and Bueckers with videos in which pro athletes told them they'd won. They received their trophies at the same time. Gilbert adds his name to a list of past boys' winners that includes LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Matt Barkley and Garrett Gilbert.

"It means so much to me just knowing the names that are on that list and knowing I'm up there with all of those greats,” he said by phone. "It's really like amazing to me. It makes me want to work to be on that level." Gilbert led Marietta High to a 14-2 record and a victory in the Georgia Class 7A state championship game, the school's first title in 52 years. He's ranked as the nation's No. 1 player at his position in this year's class by ESPN and Rivals. He had a 3.14 GPA and founded a campaign that urges students to have device-free conversations and supports diversity and inclusion. - AP College Football


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  07/24/20 - TE Arik GilbertFr/2024, LSU, 6-4, 249 (DS#2 TE) + More +

  2020 JOHN MACKEY AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Arik Gilbert, LSU,...Blue chip recruit that was named the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2019...First true tight end to win the Gatorade National Player of the Year since the inception of the award in 1985...Led team to 2019 Georgia 7A state title with a 17-9 win over Lowdnes...Played at Marietta High School in Marietta, Georgia...Five-star prospect by 247Sports, ESPN 300, Rivals and Scout...Ranked No. 12 overall in the ESPN 300...No. 2-ranked recruit in the state of Georgia...Highest-ranked tight end in the 2020 class by Rivals...Caught 101 passes for 1,760 yards (117.3 yards per game) and 14 TDs as a senior. - LSU Football

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