Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
LSU freshman tight end Arik Gilbert announced Sunday that he is transferring to Florida.

Gilbert, a former 5-star recruit from Marrieta, Ga., opted out of the season the week after LSU's loss to Alabama and entered the transfer portal on Jan. 5. He started in the first eight games for the Tigers, catching 35 receptions for 368 yards and two touchdowns.

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Transfer portal is just another accommodation for entitled quitters. Suck it up and honor your commitment. Turning young men into babies. I’m ok with the portal for young men who have played three years and are looking to find an opportunity for paying time as a senior but not for disgruntled freshmen.
Reply10 months
Don’t kid yourself. This was a major screw up on LSU’s part. Losing a player of this caliber this early and for no explainable reason? At best embarrassing. At worst, evidence of real and meaningful problems in the program.
Reply10 months
I felt like it was a bad move for O to heap so much public praise on the guy before he even played a snap. Feeds into the entitlement syndrome.
Reply10 months
lol, what a loser!
Reply10 months
Oh if his body hurt after playing with us just think how it will feel after he is against us. We star this and star that, we need MEN you are all in and don't quit.
Reply10 months
Frick him. Quitter
Reply10 months
His body was hurting. In a few months, that is all I will remember about him.
Reply10 months
Good luck to you
Reply10 months
1st Alpaca and now this:(
Reply10 months
Our DBs are going to light his arse up!
Reply10 months
He doesn’t deserve to be a Tiger! No heart!
Reply10 months
If he had transferred to Alabama, he would be a 6-star recruit.
Reply10 months
Is he immediately eligible?
Reply10 months
Good, we will own his arse for the next three years.
Reply10 months
Needs to get his head screwed on straight. Good riddance.
Reply10 months
I guess he will see how it is with the shoe on the other foot.....
Reply10 months
I see whatya did there
10 months
Flake.
Reply10 months
As talented as the kid is I just think LSU is better off without this headcase. We will be fine and plus the team played better without him. Wish him the best except when we play at Death Valley!
Reply10 months
I wonder where he transfers next when Florida loses 4-5 games next season... again.
Reply10 months
I hope he upgrades his announcement site next time to a Dollar General or Walmart.
10 months
Moss was a real tight end. Too bad Arik couldn't cut it.
Reply10 months
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