LSU Football HC, Ed Orgeron comments on Arik Gilbert and Georgia Football
Former LSU tight end turned Georgia wide receiver Arik Gilbert is in Athens to prepare for the 2021 season for the Georgia Bulldogs. Meanwhile, his former head coach, Ed Orgeron, was asked about Gilbert during his press briefing at SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama.
“I wish Arik (Gilbert) nothing but the best, him and his mom. I think he’s going to be a fully professional tight end, an all-American first-round pick in the future.”
It appears that there is no grudge for the LSU Tigers head coach towards his former tight end.
In eight games as a true rookie, Gilbert racked up 368 yards and two touchdowns on 35 receptions. Gilbert’s production met the expectations of those who saw him drop out of high school.
With the Marietta native staying at home in Peach State for his second season, Gilbert will likely join a talented reception hall, lining up next to Jermaine Burton, Kearis Jackson and Darnell Washington on the tight end. It’s a recipe for an explosive attack as Gilbert gives Georgia the athletic playmaker they badly need following the loss of Pickens.
Although Gilbert is known as a tight prospect, sources familiar with the situation have told The Dawgs Daily that Gilbert will play wide receiver for the majority of the shots.
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