DN90: Former UGA great offers huge compliment to 5-star TE Arik Gilbert

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Former UGA wide receiver Terrence Edwards recently had some praise for 5-star tight end Arik Gilbert.

Georgia football fans can get a quick update on the latest news involving the Bulldogs each day with DN90. DawgNation’s Brandon Adams provides all the latest UGA happenings on video in about 90 seconds. So follow along as Kirby Smart, Jake Fromm and the rest of the Bulldogs attempt to lead UGA to a national championship, and get up-to-the-minute UGA recruiting news as well. On this edition of DN90, BA discusses what former UGA wide receiver Terrence Edwards said about 5-star tight end Arik Gilbert.

DN90: Former UGA great offers huge compliment to 5-star TE Arik Gilbert

Georgia is seemingly in the mix for a number of highly-recruited tight ends — including 5-star Arik Gilbert from Marietta, Ga.

However, one of the things that makes Gilbert’s recruitment unique is the growing sentiment he might not play tight end in college, but possibly wide receiver instead.

Someone who apparently believes that is former UGA wide receiver Terrence Edwards.

That’s the subject of the latest edition of DN90.

Edwards made it clear that Gilbert’s production at the high school level shouldn’t relegate him to remaining a tight end if that’s not what Gilbert wishes to do.

“Arik Gilbert can play [wide receiver] or [tight end] at the next level and will be great,” Edwards recently tweeted. “You don’t have have to be a 4.5 (in the 40-yard dash) guy to excel at the [wide receiver] position. He will be a matchup problem either way. He catches the ball and scores touchdowns… He can do both at a high level. He’s just different.”

Most UGA fans wouldn’t deny Edwards’ claim about Gilbert being a “different” kind of prospect. Those credentials seem well-established by now.

However, what Bulldogs fans might question is where their favorite program stands with Gilbert at the moment. Is UGA — the in-state suitor — his leader? Have schools like Alabama, Clemson and Tennessee overtaken the Bulldogs?

Those questions don’t have easy answers at the moment. Yet one thing’s for sure: Gilbert will continue to be one of the most-talked-about recruits in the 2020 class, and UGA will almost certainly maintain its pursuit of him, and a few other elite tight ends — such as Darnell Washington and Theo Johnson — as well.

This story could be a long way away from being over, and whether Gilbert sees himself as a tight end or wide receiver, he’ll have no shortage of programs — including UGA — trying to make their pitch to get him on their campus.

For more on Gilbert, and other UGA tight end options, click the video linked above.

 

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