Tight finish Arik Gilbert is again in the marketplace after asserting he’s re-entering the switch portal on Sunday.
Gilbert entered the switch portal whereas enrolled at LSU and ultimately selected Florida as his subsequent vacation spot on Jan. 31. 4 weeks later, Gilbert took to Twitter to say he is backing off that call and won’t enroll with the Gators.
“I’ve determined to decommit from the college of Florida and re-enter the portal,” Gilbert tweeted. “I can’t be asserting my closing determination till i’m enrolled into faculty and on campus.”
Gilbert was the No. 6-ranked recruit, a five-star, within the 2020 class and performed in eight video games as a real freshman this previous season. He accounted for 368 receiving yards and two touchdowns however opted out of the rest of the season on Dec. 9.
On the time Gilbert opted out, LSU coach Ed Orgeron stated he had hoped Gilbert can be again with this system. However Gilbert by no means performed one other down for the Tigers and introduced his intention to switch practically a month later.
The Gators nonetheless have two ESPN 300 tight finish signees from the 2021 class in Gage Wilcox and Nick Elksnis; additionally they have Kemore Gamble, Keon Zipperer and Jonathan Odom on the roster.
Florida is seeking to change NFL-bound tight finish Kyle Pitts, who led the crew in receiving touchdowns.