(Photo: Instagram/George Gilbert)
On Sunday, Seth Tierney and the Hofstra Pride landed a commitment in the 2022 class out of the Lone Star State, as Plano, Texas midfielder George Gilbert announced that he would be taking his talents to Hempstead in a few years.
Gilbert is the sixth commitment in the class for the Pride and third at the midfield position, joining John T. Hoggard, N.C. Trey Parkes and Massapequa, N.Y. midfielder Vincent Mcdermott.
“The home feeling it gave to me, it really made me feel like I belong there and I felt supported, it felt unique,” Gilbert said.
While recruiting remains in a dead period, which prohibits in-person evaluations and official visits, through the end of May, Gilbert has been able to take the route that many recruits have had this cycle and gone up to Hofstra for a tour on his own. He also described the staff as “very welcoming people.” when mentioning the contact he has had with the staff over ZOOM and text.
On film, the 6-foot-3, 200 pound midfielder shows a pretty diverse skillset. Gilbert not only has a strong ability as a traditional downhill dodging midfielder and shooter from up top, but he also has a fairly strong passing ability. He also shows to have a pretty solid feel for the game and lacrosse IQ, especially it comes to knowing where to be to make a play on either end of the field. Gilbert can also take faceoffs.
Gilbert and his Plano team has started their 2021 season, playing their first game in mid-February and winning 12-9 over Hebron.
While he has now accomplished his goal of wanting to commit before the summer of 2021, he still has multiple goals for himself and team that he wants to achieve. Gilbert said one of his personal goals is to “develop a stronger left hand, and be in the top 50 in the nation.” A team goal of his is to help develop the younger guys on his high school team and be a mentor, and try and help lead Plano to a state title.