Former Top-Ranked Recruit And New Nebraska Tight End Arik Gilbert Arrested For Alleged Burglary

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Arik Gilbert was considered the best tight end prospect of all-time out of high school.

In fact, the No. 5 overall prospect in the 2020 class is still highest-rated tight end prospect of all-time according to 247Sports’ composite ratings.

“Long-limbed, muscular, v-shaped athlete with a frame that can continue to add lean mass naturally. Rare body. Has played both sides of the ball for his high school and brings consistent effort in each role. Brings mismatch ability to the tight end position with both size and athleticism. Can play attached, split out as a wide receiver or as a ‘move’ tight end,” 247Sports Barton Simmon said at the time. “Adequate hands and ball skills that have improved steadily over HS career. Can sink hips and change directions as a route-runner with receiver proficiency. Catches in traffic effectively. Highly competitive. Has elite verified combine athleticism. Once looked like a higher upside prospect at defensive end but has honed his offensive skill-set to become one of the most unique tight end prospects in years”

Nebraska Tight End Arik Gilbert Arrested For Alleged Burglary

But three years later, Gilbert is at his third school and could well be on the way out after he was arrested on Monday morning after he allegedly broke into and burglarized a liquor and vape shop in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Gilbert initially committed to the LSU Tigers out of high school. But he transferred back to his home-state Georgia Bulldogs after just one season in Baton Rouge. That followed a brief commitment to the Florida Gators in between.

However, Gilbert struggled to find playing time with the Bulldogs and once again hit the transfer portal following the 2022 season.

He announced his commitment to the Nebraska Cornhuskers in January and was expected to be a big part of new head coach Matt Rhule’s offense.

Now it appears that’ll no longer be the case.

Nebraska coach Matt Rhule is set to talk to the media Tuesday around 11 a.m.