Former Georgia football tightend Arik Gilbert commits to Nebraska

Former Georgia football tightend Arik Gilbert commits to Nebraska

Related: Former Georgia linebacker MJ Sherman lands on Big Ten program

Gilbert first enrolled with Georgia in June 2021. During his two seasons with Georgia, he appeared in just three games. He began his career at LSU after signing as a 5-Star member for the 2020 recruitment cycle. Gilbert transferred from LSU, meaning Nebraska will be his third program. The high point of his Georgia career came when he caught two passes for 16 yards and a touchdown against Vanderbilt.

Gilbert entered the transfer portal on December 21. He was not in Georgia’s college football playoff run when the Bulldogs won their second straight national championship. Gilbert took time off from the team during the 2021 season and rejoined the team in January 2022.

Georgia has seen four of its tight ends leave the program this offseason, with Gilbert, Brett Seither and Ryland Goede entering the transfer portal and Darnell Washington entering the NFL draft. Since then will play for Georgia Tech, while Goede has not yet announced his plans.

The Bulldogs are bringing back Brock Bowers, who led the team in reception last season. Oscar Delp is expected to play a bigger role for the Bulldogs next season. Georgia also signed two tight ends in the 2023 signing class in Pearce Spurlin and Lawson Luckie. Tight ends coach Todd Hartley is still recruiting tight ends Duce Robinson and Walker Lyons to join the program in 2023.

The first window of the transfer portal was closed on Wednesday, but players still have the option to sign up at a new school. A second window of the transfer portal will open in May.

Georgia saw 10 players enter the transfer portal, four of whom had already found new homes. In addition to Sherman, Seither and Gilbert, defensive lineman Bill Norton is now an Arizona wildcat. All four players have landed a Power 5 school.

The Bulldogs left 13 players through the transfer portal last offseason. Georgia brought three players via the transfer portal this cycle, landing wide receivers Dominic Lovett and RaRa Thomas along with defenseman Smoke Bouie. All three played for SEC programs last season.

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