Former LSU TE Arik Gilbert chooses Florida as landing spot

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida landed one of the country’s most coveted transfers Sunday, a likely replacement for star tight end Kyle Pitts. Former LSU standout Arik Gilbert committed to the Gators on Twitter, saying “this is the best situation for me and I’m excited to join the family.” The 6-foot-5, 253-pound Gilbert was a five-star prospect and the No. 1 tight end in the 2020 recruiting class. He left the Tigers with two games remaining in the 2020 regular season. The Marietta, Georgia native caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns before opting out.