CFB Twitter reacts to Florida landing transfer commitment from Arik Gilbert
Arik Gilbert’s decision to transfer from LSU to Florida was a hot topic on social media Sunday.
Reaction to Gilbert’s announcement reached beyond the Tiger and Gator Twitter communities. Even former Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz shared his thoughts on the news. There was also some amusement to Gilbert’s Twitter announcement showing that it came from a Family Dollar.
As expected, Gator Twitter celebrated, Georgia Twitter focused on UGA 5-star tight end Darnell Washington and LSU Twitter reflected on what it means for Ed Orgeron’s squad while tossing in some rivalry barbs. There were quite a few mentions of Kyle Pitts.
Here’s a small sample of what’s being tweeted about Gilbert:
Mullen works the SEC portal like no other. Another nice add from a permanent opponent. https://t.co/FcqCFaR6Fk
— Travis Reier (@travisreier) January 31, 2021
Wait — he’s just chilling at the Family Dollar and sends this out? pic.twitter.com/O1Hcl6sY9i
— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) January 31, 2021
Only Florida commits commit at Family Dollar https://t.co/DimfAApfvE
— Barstool UGA (@ugabarstool) February 1, 2021
Massive transfer news for the #Gators
Florida lands Arik Gilbert, the No. 5 prospect in the Class of 2020 & No. 1 TE
UF has found its Kyle Pitts replacement & are in good hands at the TE position with Brewster at the helm
Gilbert went for 35 REC, 368 YDS & 2 TD last szn at LSU https://t.co/wv8iaHLe10
— Jake Winderman (@jakewinderman) January 31, 2021
He is as talented as Kyle Pitts, he’s actually bigger https://t.co/YXPGt46lex
— Max Toscano (@maxtoscano1) January 31, 2021
Kyle Pitts out, Arik Gilbert in. Great get for Florida. https://t.co/klskSHg6Fm
— Michael Schwartz (@MikeMSchwartz) January 31, 2021
Dan Mullen is undefeated in the transfer portal.
— Olivia Granaiola (@oliviagranaiola) January 31, 2021
— Derek Tyson (@DerekJTyson) January 31, 2021
Gators adding Bowman and Gilbert in the portal makes up for a lot on the trail of late https://t.co/LCxY8f4FeN
— John Garcia, Jr. (@JohnGarcia_Jr) January 31, 2021
Hope Georgia fans realize that Darnell Washington is still on the roster.
— Lance McCurley (@lancemccurley) February 1, 2021
Whoa weird to see this article on Georgia's tight ends written earlier this month on the timeline. What a coincidence https://t.co/aot8mzt0ET
— Connor Riley (@Kconnorriley) January 31, 2021
Got Bowman and Gilbert from the Transfer Portal. Life is good. pic.twitter.com/0mGpa8cWWn
— Florida Zone (@Florida_Zone) January 31, 2021
Amazing to me how much more attractive UF is to kids after they’ve gone through de recruitment and a year or two of college. Lot of these kids see a lot more clearly the second time around
— Warden of the North (@157Gale) January 31, 2021
Arik won’t be Pitts. See him as more of a Cornelius Ingram https://t.co/eSDpn8z3DZ
— Jerry Jr. (@JBreezyII) February 1, 2021
Brew living up to the #gatorstandard
— Jenn (@GoGators712) February 1, 2021
bowman and gilbert in my offense pic.twitter.com/NyJLmXdia3
— penny heartaway (@_andrewalan) January 31, 2021
Does Gilbert coach defense?
— T (@tdgator9) January 31, 2021
Gilbert will get a lot of work in an offense with a QB unable to throw downfield.
— Poseur (@ATVSPoseur) February 1, 2021
See you October 16th hopefully you aren’t sore ! https://t.co/RlBjln3x2Q
— Barstool LSU (@LSUBarstool) January 31, 2021
Well can't get them all. Best of luck to @arik_gilbert . I hope he has a great career besides that one Saturday in Jacksonville every year.
— Nooga Dawg (@DawgNooga) January 31, 2021