Monday was the first day that the transfer portal was open nationwide, which saw a slew of impact players from teams across the country enter their names to receive interest from other schools. Perhaps surprisingly, Texas A&M was not one of the schools hit hard by the portal today, with safety Jardin Gilbert being the only additional entrant for the Aggies.
BREAKING: Texas A&M Safety Jardin Gilbert has entered the Transfer Portal, he tells @on3sports— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) December 4, 2023
The 6’1 200 S from White Castle, LA will have 2 years of eligibility remaining
Played in 23 games for the Aggieshttps://t.co/hfwwzUtsMI pic.twitter.com/c1IIl25siP
Gilbert played primarily on special teams as a freshman (appearing in all 12 games) before filling the shoes of the departing Leon O’Neal as the starting safety in 2022. He would start 10 games that season, totaling 61 tackles, 4 pass deflections and 2 interceptions. However, Gilbert would start only two games in 2023, appearing to lose his starting role to sophomore Jacoby Matthews following A&M’s Week 2 loss to Miami. Because he only appeared in two games this season, Gilbert still has two years of eligibility remaining.
Originally committing to the Aggies in January 2021, Gilbert was a four-star recruit who was ranked as the the No. 258 player nationally, the No. 16 safety and the No. 9 player in Louisiana.
The Aggies now have five scholarship players in the portal, with Gilbert joining DT Walter Nolen, QB Max Johnson, WR Raymond Cottrell and O-Linemen Remington Strickland and Jordan Moko.