Multiple sources are reporting that former LSU tight end Arik Gilbert is back in Baton Rouge, although no further details of his trip have been revealed.


Gilbert, a former five-star tight end from Marietta, Georgia, signed with LSU in 2020 and played as a true freshman with the Tigers last season. He started in the first eight games, catching 35 receptions for 368 yards and two touchdowns but opted out of the season after the loss to Alabama and entered the transfer portal on Jan. 5.

He recently committed and de-committed from Florida.


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Look I won't judge the kid because 1. I have no clue what he's been going through and 2. He's just a kid at the end of the day. I'm 10 years older than him and I make really really dumb decisions quite often. It's the way of life. I think if he's actually remorseful, and the coaches and players are fine welcoming him back, then we should be too.
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Fine... frick
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Team Vote.
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I believe in redemption. He is a young man making mistakes and trying to figure it all out. Perhaps he is in the midst of a transformation and an attitude change. If he addresses the team and the team votes to accept him back, those are the stories worth writing.
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This
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My concern is if he is wanted back by the players. It already seems like Gilbert was a divisive player. LSU or any team does not need a problem player in the locker room no matter how good he may be.
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Hopefully it was just to pick up some items he forgot on his way out of town.
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Baby come back, any kind of fool could see There was something in everything about you
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All day long, wearing a mask of false bravado.
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This character is divisive and has the potential to cause trouble....I like Cole Taylor who is working hard every day to improve, and who is the only one on the team smart enough to let a Florida player toss his shoe and win the game for us....think also of Jalen Shead, Nick Storz, and of course, Aaron Moffitt...those guys don't cause trouble. They just work hard every day to get better...That's what we need from everyone....
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They are giving this kid every chance. I hope it works out, and he kills it next fall.
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I would take him back only to keep him from going somewhere else. Opting out after the Bama loss, earns him a place in the dog house all spring. Definitely not dependable.
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Probably not a Team Player? Has the "I" or "Me" philosophy!
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Kid is struggling......it happens. They all don't have the same psychological mapping. Hope he gets a clear perspective and some stability. If he comes back, I trust O's judgement and hope for the best.
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“ I trust O's judgement”... hmmm... not sure if serious there, but appears you are. O’s judgment to NOT interview some of the staff last year? To let sleep around photos out on the web?
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Covid was a forked year for all. Call this a new beginning on a short leash. Dude has skills
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I thought he played well in a shite system. He has NFL talent. I hope that he remains an LSU Tiger.
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Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha!! Did well? He fuking quit. A shite system? LSU lost 35 players and its starting QB and Finley was terrible but somehow “the system” was at fault? Yep, blame everyone but the dickhead who quit on his team. Gilbert can STTDB!!
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Please be true
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I'd rather he be playing for LSU than against LSU.
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Dude has a 1.0 GPA...the NCAA will likely have some say about when or if he gets to play anywhere.
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This is not talked about enough.
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Sounds like he tried really hard /sarc
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We should pull for him to do what's best for his mental health if that is an issue. Football is secondary but can help the primary if utilized correctly. These primetime athletic facilities do have resources that can help him.
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Great. Growing up and new surroundings can be difficult to manage. Come on back Arik and live your dream!
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Come home Arik!!!! We would love to have you back.
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Visiting on crawfish boil weekend? Just trying to get some free crawfish..he’ll be back to Florida by Monday!
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Ive never been one to pass up on a free crawfish boil.
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Odds of him not sitting out a bowl game(if not more games) in 2 years? 10-1 ?
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