GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida landed one in every of the country’s most coveted transfers Sunday, a probable change for superstar tight waste Kyle Pitts.

Faded LSU standout Arik Gilbert committed to the Gators on Twitter, pronouncing “right here is the most productive field for me and I’m angry to be half of the family.”

The 6-foot-5, 253-pound Gilbert, a five-superstar prospect and the No. 1 tight waste within the 2020 recruiting class, left the Tigers with two video games closing within the 2020 well-liked season. He’s at risk of price immediate eligibility below the NCAA’s relaxed transfer guidelines.

The Marietta, Georgia, native caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns sooner than opting out. He returned house following a 55-17 loss to Alabama in early December and left start the door to reach to Baton Rogue. But he ended up within the transfer portal and clearly on coach Dan Mullen’s radar.

Pitts left faculty after his listing-environment junior season, which included 43 receptions for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns moreover to a 10th-space price in Heisman Trophy voting. Pitts is anticipated to be a major-10 recall within the NFL draft in April.

Gilbert seemingly will step proper proper into a starring feature at Florida, which also misplaced quarterback Kyle Trask and receivers Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney. On the very least, he’ll compete with Keon Zipperer for taking half in time this autumn.

Gilbert is the second frail five-superstar recruit to transfer to Gainesville in recent months, becoming a member of Clemson working support Demarkus Bowman.

Mullen has chanced on orderly success within the transfer market at some level of his three years with the Gators, with Grimes (Ohio Notify), fellow receiver Van Jefferson (Ole Miss), pass rusher Jon Greenard (Louisville) and guard Stewart Reese (Mississippi Notify) leading the map. Mullen also has Miami working support Lorenzo Lingard, Penn Notify receiver Justin Shorter and Georgia linebacker Brenton Cox — three frail five-superstar recruits — on the roster and ready to step into higher roles in 2021.


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