Tight end Arik Gilbert is back on the market after announcing that he will re-enter the transfer portal on Sunday.
Gilbert entered the transfer portal while enrolling at LSU and eventually chose Florida as his next destination on January 31st. Four weeks later, Gilbert took to Twitter to say he is withdrawing that decision and will not enroll with the Gators.
“I have decided to withdraw from the University of Florida and re-enter the portal.” Gilbert tweeted. “I will not announce my final decision until I am enrolled in school and on campus.”
Gilbert was the No. 6 recruit, a five-star recruit in the 2020 class, and played eight games as an all-newcomer last season. He made 368 yards and two touchdowns but was eliminated on December 9 from the remainder of the season.
At the time Gilbert signed out, LSU trainer Ed Orgeron said he was hoping Gilbert would be back with the program. But Gilbert never played for the Tigers again and announced his intention to switch almost a month later.
The Gators still have two ESPN 300 tight-end signers from the 2021 class at Gage Wilcox and Nick Elksnis; They also have Kemore Gamble, Keon Zipperer, and Jonathan Odom on the list.
Florida is looking to replace Kyle Pitts, who led the team in getting touchdowns.