SEC Twitter reacts to Arik Gilbert's decommitment from Florida, return to the portal
SEC Twitter is buzzing as Arik Gilbert is back on the market.
The former 5-star class of 2020 LSU signee backed off his transfer commitment to Florida on Sunday. He committed after UF’s spring semester enrollment deadline and had been expected to enroll during Summer A or B. Gilbert, from Marietta, Georgia, opted out during LSU’s 2020 season and then officially announced he was entering the NCAA transfer portal in early January.
The latest twist in the Gilbert saga has captured the attention of SEC football fans and media members, especially the Florida, Georgia and LSU fan/media communities.
Here’s a small sample of the social media reaction:
Today shows everyone that you never know when the transfer portal will decide to make things exciting again. College football soap opera continues…
— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) February 28, 2021
Arik Gilbert’s entire career at Florida pic.twitter.com/DiCypPzYEC
— KD ➐ (@notkdk3) February 28, 2021
arik gilbert’s career at uf pic.twitter.com/iTJKBMFNe2
— Trey Rowland (@trey_rowland59) February 28, 2021
I don’t take joy in pointing this out, but this young man’s future draft stock is currently going down the path that Carnival’s 2020 valuation did. Obviously I want the best for him, but leaving two premier SEC programs in a matter of months isn’t a great look https://t.co/uZmyPbHOIM
— The SEC Machine (@SECbias12) February 28, 2021
— Craig Schilling (@0Craigs2) February 28, 2021
UF fans was on my ass when i was talkin bout Gilbert like i was a hater… pic.twitter.com/YTGu0OVtUm
— Ignant LSU Fan (@CajunCowboi) February 28, 2021
Holy wow https://t.co/WbgCMhFuVj
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) February 28, 2021
What a rollercoaster https://t.co/CLPRZUHHJa
— Michael Hebert (@md_hebert55) February 28, 2021
— Mike Scarborough (@ScarboroughMike) February 28, 2021
the first red flag was announcing he was transferring to us at the family dollar
— andrew (@pennyheartaway) February 28, 2021
Good grief https://t.co/KCyfFvAZ6I
— Will Miles (@WillMilesSEC) February 28, 2021
I think Arik should’ve probably stayed at LSU.
— Ax… (@AXactlyAx) February 28, 2021