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Arik Gilbert

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Jan 14, 2021, 4:36 PM

I know we don’t really go after transfers but I really think we need to take a hard look and consider taking this kid. He Is a freak of nature and going to be a beast TE. I think he just got swept up in the LSU hype last year and found out he didn’t liked it like he thought. I didn’t see any character issues or getting in trouble. He could come in and make immediate impact imo. We were in his finalist so he liked us and we liked him. so really hope Dabo and staff give this kid consideration and take him if he wants to come. I know we don’t really get transfers but I think he’s one to take. NFL talent written all over him. Go Tigers!!

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I think Dabo needs to reevaluate his stance on transfers....

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Jan 14, 2021, 4:42 PM

Not saying he needs to rely on them, but with the transfer portal and it's popularity I personally believe that Dabo could strategically utilize the portal along with evaluating the kid's character and "fit" for our program.

IMO we need a top notch SAFETY from the portal............but I wouldn't complain about taking Arik Gilbert

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Jan 14, 2021, 4:57 PM

GUESS SIGNING THE NUMBER 1 TE IN THE COUNTRY JUST DOES NOT BLOW YOUR SKIRT UP HUH

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:02 PM

There’s a difference between the highest rated TE ever who’s proven in college and the top rated TE of a class. Briningstool is a great pickup and I’m super excited but it doesn’t hurt bringing in Gilbert as a transfer with 4 years of eligibility left and that’s the point being made.

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The numbers don't make sense to add Gilbert. I'd be happy


Jan 14, 2021, 5:17 PM

if we did, but other positions are much more in need than TE.

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Jan 14, 2021, 8:07 PM

We always have a great tight end we get. We use us them sporadically. We get another the next year. Rinse and repeat. It just isnt a position I worry about

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I'm trying not to infer character/academic issues here, but

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Jan 14, 2021, 4:58 PM

1. He originally chose LSU
2. More importantly, he can't spell Eric

Not sure he's a Clemson man but I may be wrong

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He's a true Fr with all of his eligibility remaining

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:00 PM

and we recruited him before he opted to attend LSU.

Under the circumstances, wouldn't seem to be any real harm revisiting the issue just to see if there is still mutual interest.

I think you'll see Georgia and Florida make really hard pushes for this kid.

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Yep. We wanted him badly. Think he goes to UGA and will be


Jan 14, 2021, 5:19 PM

introduced to Mr. Nolan Turner and Mr. Zanders in the opener.

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I don't know. Florida is really trending for him.***


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Jan 14, 2021, 6:30 PM

Well that should certainly have him shaking in his shoes.

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Jan 14, 2021, 7:47 PM

I think he meant that Ark was going to show up Turner and Zanders. Gilbert is beast.

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Jan 14, 2021, 8:17 PM

You’re a prick but you’re right...

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Re: Yep. We wanted him badly. Think he goes to UGA and will be


Jan 14, 2021, 8:01 PM

??????

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Jan 14, 2021, 9:08 PM

No transfer portal for me until we get to a point in our program where we have to use it. If we had 2 or 3 TE’s transfer that would be one thing. Gilbert had the opportunity to be All In, he chose his path and has to live with the consequences. It’s a honor to wear the paw and we need to stick to Dabo’s strategy of utilizing the guys who want to be here

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:10 PM

I don't necessarily think we should be slinking around in the bushes trying to lure some of these guys to Clemson but if aomebody like Gilbert, or the Olineman from Tennessee were to reach out to us I don't see how its some kind of negative impact on the program if we are comfortable with them as a person and have a need at their position. Seems totally counterproductive to dismiss players like these out of hand, especially when literally every other team in college football is playing this game.

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:18 PM

Didn't I see that the tennessee player just committed (if that's what you call it 2nd time around) to unc?

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Wouldn't complain about Gilbert, but we need other positions

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:16 PM

moreso than TE right now.

Safety and interior OL would be my preference. But not sure any are available.

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Jan 16, 2021, 11:14 PM

Correct. There’s not a safety available in the portal that would result in an upgrade for us.

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:20 PM

According to another paysite, Clemson reached out to Gilbert but he wasn't interested. TIFWIW.

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I would be shocked if he came to Clemson

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:26 PM

We haven't shown a true commitment to aggressively getting the ball to our TE's over the years. We really attacked the defense with players like Leggett his senior year Dwayne Allen is Senior and Jr years, but that's only 2 guys in 10 seasons.

This year, was decent as the TE group accounted for 15.8% of the receiving yards, but Brandon Galloway only had 27 catches for 369 yards (both less than Travis Etienne). He should have been targeted a lot more IMO. He's too big for corners, too fast for LB's to cover. It would have been a match up nightmare for defenses, every game, yet we never used him as much as we should have. It's like we're scared to throw anything towards the middle of the field.

Last 2 years was worse as TE groups production was worse as it only accounted for 4.1% of the yards receiving in 2019 and 3.9% in 2018. Granted, we haven't have great TE's, but what great TE's are going to come here when they only get 5-7% of the passing attempts as a whole and are sharing the field with 3-4 others all the time?

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Jan 14, 2021, 5:59 PM

Every time I saw Galloway running with the ball this year there was a piano chasing him. He’s really slowed down.

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Lol. I used to say when I ran back in high school, I looked


Jan 14, 2021, 6:11 PM

like I was dragging a boat anchor....with the boat still attached. Fast sloths used to stick out their tongues at me as they were breezing by.

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Anyone who is 6'5" looks slow


Jan 14, 2021, 6:56 PM

he covers much more ground than it looks. Further, most TE's get lined up against TE's, unless they are out in the slot.

Lastly, doesn't matter his speed, if the scheme is good, and he's finding wide open spaces (think the big play vs LSU) those plays are gonna go for 10, 15, 20+ yards more times than not.

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Arik Gilbert will become the LeBron of CFB


Jan 14, 2021, 5:59 PM

Eventually Dabo will sign a transfer. Arik Gilbert would be a great choice to be the first.

Whoever gets this guy will be very fortunate. He is crazy good.

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Jan 14, 2021, 8:16 PM

We don’t even use the TEs we got.

Dabo has said it time and time again...He’s committed to the players he’s got...so we are committed to guys who will never see the field consistently like Blackston, Ennius, or Chalk

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Jan 14, 2021, 8:52 PM

I’d love this buy because he could line up at WR, too. That being said, looking like he’s a gator.

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Jan 14, 2021, 9:33 PM

Personally, I think Ajou Ajou can fill the role that Gilbert would and we already have him.

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We don't know about Ajou yet


Jan 14, 2021, 9:57 PM

plus, if Ajou becomes legit, we could play them at the same time in 4-receiver sets.

Gilbert can play slot or outside in addition to TE. He's that versatile.

One other thing: Ajou and Gilbert are completely different players. Watch the way they run and move on the field.

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Jan 17, 2021, 12:17 AM

4.8+ 40time (per247), much rather have had the Tenn OL-

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Re: Tight Ends...


Jan 18, 2021, 3:17 PM

My son and I were talking about the TEs during last few games. When we watch other TEs on other teams after they catch the ball they are looking to run over a tackler. We would see the Tigers's TEs that were not that physical after the catch. Most TEs are looking to truck someone at the end of their run but ours just don't look that aggressive.

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