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2025 4-Star TE Luka Gilbert Commits to Miami Hurricanes

Luka Gilbert
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Luka Gilbert, a four-star tight end from Lakota West High School in Cincinnati has committed to the Miami Hurricanes.

Who is luka Gilbert?

Gilbert has an excellent frame coming into college at 6-foot-7 and weighing around 240 pounds. The four-star tight end chose Mario Cristobal and the Hurricanes over Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. Gilbert had a total of 22 current offers, 18 of which came from Power Four schools. Gilbert is a multi-sport athlete averaging 3.5 points per game and 3 rebounds per game in basketball.

What is the impact on Miami?

With Miami currently having five scholarship tight ends—two being seniors—they desperately needed to add depth to the TE room. Receiving a commitment from Gilbert is big news for them. The Hurricanes also recently received a commitment from fellow tight end Brock Schott. With the commitment, Miami is now ranked No. 14 nationally and No. 3 in the Atlantic Athletic Conference according to On3. The commitment can continue to swing momentum toward Miami for the summer where visits will be anticipating an upward swing for the Hurricanes.

How Quickly can Gilbert contribute?

Gilbert will have a chance to develop and possibly play some early on. Miami currently has two senior tight ends and only five total on the current roster. Gilbert and Schott could both battle for early playing time.

Scouting Gilbert

Gilbert has a large frame to continue to add muscle. He moves well for his size and is a great target throughout the intermediate and shallow portions of the field. He displays great hands with multiple difficult catches.

The biggest attraction is his willingness and versatility to block from a multitude of areas on the field. Gilbert was used as an on-ball and off-ball tight end, and tailback in passing downs. Gilbert blocks well and can seal the edge in multiple outside run schemes. He is willing to drive his legs and display a knack for blocking until the whistle. He was at the point of attack in multiple running schemes and did a great job of sealing the gap for the runner. Gilbert shows aggressiveness and a desire to control the line of scrimmage.


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