Former LSU tight end turned Georgia wide receiver Arik Gilbert is in Athens preparing for the 2021 season for the Bulldogs. Meanwhile, his former head coach, Ed Orgeron, was asked about Gilbert during his press availability at the SEC Media Days in Hoover, Ala.
"I wish Arik (Gilbert) nothing but the best, he and his momma," Orgeron said. "I think he's going to be an All-Pro tight end, an All-American, first-round draft pick in the future."
Seems there are no hard feelings for the head coach of the Tigers toward his former tight end.
In eight games as a true freshman, Gilbert racked up 368 yards and two touchdowns on 35 receptions. Gilbert's production met the expectations of those who saw him coming out of high school.
With the Marietta native staying home in the Peach State for his sophomore season, Gilbert will likely join a receiver room full of talent, lining up next to Jermaine Burton, Kearis Jackson and Darnell Washington at tight end. It is a recipe for an explosive offense as Gilbert gives Georgia the athletic playmaker they sorely need after the loss of George Pickens.
Though Gilbert has been known as a tight-end prospect, sources close to the situation have indicated to Dawgs Daily that Gilbert will be playing wide receiver for the majority of snaps.
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