"It all started when I was younger, I would always catch passes from Garrett and I was always pretty good with my hands. I chose to be a receiver because I like catching touchdowns and I like being the guy that gets the ball thrown to him whenever the game is on the line. I chose that path because it's fun and it's what I like to do," said Gilbert.
Gilbert has been keeping himself busy this summer by participating in camps and 7-on-7 tournaments. He and his teammates from Lake Travis walked away with the championship trophy in College Station a few weeks ago after they won the State 7-on-7 tournament.
"We won the state 7-on-7 tournament for the first time. We played De Soto in the finals and we beat them by like 9 points. Everyone on our team played really well, Conner Floyd got MVP of the whole tournament. I had a good tournament all-around too."
Gilbert was also on-hand and participated in the Longhorns summer camp that took place last month.
"I had a real good camp and felt really good about how I played. It was my first real camp I went to as the position I'm going to play in college. I went as a tight end, and I did really good. I caught a lot of balls and talked to the coaches a little bit. The tight ends coach likes me a lot. They just told me to keep it up and try and get a little bigger and closer to the 200-pound mark."
The 6-foot-5, 195-pound pass catcher plays as a receiver for his high school team, but he thinks he will be lining up at a different position at the next level.
"I would like to play as an H-back or as a tight end in college. I think I can use my speed and athleticism to try and get by the linebackers. I think I could also be good at playing as a slot receiver."
Gilbert is all done with camps and tournaments for the summer and is now focusing on improving a few aspects of his game before the start of his junior season.
"I'm trying to get faster and run better routes. I'm working with a speed trainer and just trying to get faster and bigger at the same time. If I can get faster and bigger, then I can make myself a real threat on the field. I would like to be at 205 pounds by the start of the season."
As a sophomore Gilbert reeled in 39 receptions for 486 yards and six touchdowns. Stick with LonghornDigest for the more on Griffin Gilbert and his recruitment.