Tennessee Vols head coach James Franklin said Friday that quarterback Garrett Gilbert has verbally committed to Georgia and that he’ll be ready to play when the Vols play in the NFC East on Sunday.
Franklin said Gilbert will be the starting quarterback for the Vol’s opener at Georgia Tech on Saturday.
“He’s been talking to us about it, we’re ready to go,” Franklin said.
“He’s a big, physical guy and he’s been through a lot.”
Gilbert was a four-star recruit out of Jacksonville, Fla., and rated the No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class, according to 247Sports Composite.
He was also the No.”18 prospect in the nation.
Franklin added that Gilbert’s commitment to Georgia is a no-brainer.”
He’s a great kid. “
I think he’ll get a great opportunity to play this year.
He’s a great kid.
We’ve got a great program there and I’m excited to see him play.”
Gilberts commitment will be significant because it is the first of a number of incoming players that will play at Georgia.
The Bulldogs, in fact, will start the 2018 season without three starters on the offensive line, with six starters returning from a season that saw three players leave.
Franklin has said that he is interested in bringing in players that are versatile and can play multiple positions.
Gilbert is the son of former Georgia quarterback Jeddie Gilbert.