Arik Gilbert is not with the Georgia football team ahead of their Week 3 game against South Carolina, according to multiple reports.
Gilbert was not seen in No. 1 Georgia’s pre-game warmups with the tight ends group, which included Darnell Washington, Brock Bowers, Ryland Goede and Oscar Delp.
Earlier in the week, Georgian football manager Kirby Smart was asked about Gilbert’s situation with the team.
“We play the guys who can play winning football and can communicate and execute,” Smart told reporters of Arik Gilbert’s position in the team.
“It all depends on how he trains and how he applies the game plan.”
Arik Gilbert career update
Gilbert, considered a very promising narrow receiver/wide receiver prospect coming out of high school, hasn’t caught a pass since Dec. 5, 2020.
It was with LSU, which Gilbert originally committed to coming out of Marietta, Georgia, where he was named Gatorade Football Player of the Year.
As a rookie at LSU, Gilbert caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 10.5 yards per reception.
A former Freshman All-SEC selection in the 2020 season, Gilbert was later transferred to Georgia in order to be closer to his family.
But he missed the Bulldogs’ entire national championship season in 2021 due to personal issues and hasn’t been able to develop his career with Georgia since his move there was announced.
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