Nebraska TE Arik Gilbert arrested on burglary charge

Nebraska tight end Arik Gilbert was arrested early Tuesday for suspicion of burglary in Lincoln, Neb., authorities said.

The former five-star recruit is a two-time transfer currently awaiting an NCAA eligibility ruling after previous stops at LSU (2020) and Georgia (2021-22).

Gilbert, 21, was arrested without incident and booked into the Lancaster County jail on a felony burglary charge, according to the Lincoln Police Department.

Officers responded to a burglary report about 2 a.m. local time and found the glass door to a liquor and vape store shattered.

They found Gilbert holding a bag containing more than $1,600 worth of stolen items, police said. Damage to the store was estimated at $650.

Gilbert was ranked by ESPN as the No. 6 overall recruit in the Class of 2020. He caught 35 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns as a true freshman at LSU.

He transferred to Georgia and appeared in just two games for the Bulldogs, catching two passes for 16 yards and one touchdown last season.

Because Gilbert already used his one-time transfer exemption, he is waiting on a waiver from the NCAA in order to be eligible this season.

Nebraska opens the season Thursday night at Minnesota.

–Field Level Media