Gus Stark / LSU Athletics
Update: Arik Gilbert is officially in the transfer portal.

LSU freshman tight end Arik Gilbert, who opted out of the season after the Alabama loss, sent out a couple of tweets over the weekend to announce that he was entering his name into the transfer portal.

The former 5-star prospect from Marietta, Ga. ended up deleting those tweets, adding confusion to the situation.

On Tuesday morning, Ed Orgeron joined 104.5 ESPN's "Off The Bench" and said that Gilbert "entered the transfer portal" but that they are still in contact with his family and hope that he comes back.


A new report from Sports Illustrated recruiting analyst John Garcia, Jr. claims that Gilbert has still not officially entered his name into the NCAA Transfer Portal.


We'll see how this plays out and keep you updated along the way.

Filed Under: LSU Football

Comments

38 Comments
id bet he comes back now that the OC has been hired... knowing that the offense that he committed to is coming back...
Reply5 months
Get him back to LSU only if he wants to be a TIGER. and work hard to be the best TE he can be----I would love to truly see his talents in Death Valley in the lights with his abilities. I thick leaving is the worst decision this young man will ever make in his life...
Reply5 months
think--my bad
5 months
They need to get him back LSU is preparing an Offense that will showcase his talent
Reply5 months
rar
16
he's a democrat...he was for the txfer portal until he was against it....if he isn.t committed let him go...in fact help him go...if sticks around he'll poison the locker room
Reply5 months
Lmfao. 95% of the people you cheer on in purple snd gold are dems, dummy.
5 months
If he gone let him go. I just don't like the transferring in the SEC stuff!!
Reply5 months
This is like that actress who was dead, then not dead, then dead again.
Reply5 months
My body aches for him being put in that official Transfer Portal. His body may never recover from such a brutal transformation.
Reply5 months
She gone
Reply5 months
Good luck in the future, no hard feelings, don’t come back. Toodles
Reply5 months
Screw you dude. Glad our coaches don't listen to idiots like you.
5 months
Shut up---You don't speak for any of here..
5 months
I wish someone would tell him "Toodles." That my be one of the few things he would understand.
5 months
With all the harsh and dark undertones surrounding Gilberts situation, I no longer harbor ill-will toward him or the decision he made. I honestly believe he’s going through some type of serious, life-altering situation that is far more important and pressing than football. Count me in the group that wishes Arik Gilbert nothing but the best now and in the future!!
Reply5 months
Agree - However, LSU does have Tight Ends just as good as Arik who are chomping to prove what they can do; so I don't see a big loss in talent !!!
5 months
It is clearly Big loss of talent, but you just simply have to have the “next man up” mentality!
5 months
Man, I understand people being hard on this kid. But I was in my mid 20's before I got my ish together. Quitting isn't a good thing, but maybe he's going through some serious things behind the scenes that we obviously don't know about. I think the mature thing to do is respect whatever the kid wants to do, but hope he decides to do it at LSU.
Reply5 months
Difference is, when we were in our 20s, there was no social media around for kids to blast all their "decisions" on. These kids love and want all this technology but if they don't know how to use it, it bites them hard.
5 months
Thank God we didn’t have social media when I was in high school.
5 months
In contacts with Parents but not Arik.......????
Reply5 months
I already posted about all of this.
Reply5 months
Stop all future posts. 225 Tyga has spoken.
5 months
We need Will Wade to close the deal
Reply5 months
Facts!
5 months
DVinBR
1517
once a quitter always a quitter
Reply5 months
Man, we have some real backwards, dumbass fans that love to show their arse on this site.
5 months
So you're sayin there's a chance...
Reply5 months
Bama bound
Reply5 months
More like UGA bound.
5 months
I don’t care where he goes.
5 months
There are days that I wish I could enter the transfer portal.
Reply5 months
Activate the strong arse offers!
Reply5 months
Baby come back.
Reply5 months
like getting that 13# bass to the boat then....you know....splash...
5 months
Popular Stories
comments4

Jack Marucci Elevated To Director Of Performance Innovation At LSU

Marucci has served as LSU’s Director of Athletic Training for 25 years.
logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram