Leigh Steinberg has signed SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert as his first new football client since relaunching his agency four months ago.
Gilbert's father, former NFL quarterback Gale Gilbert, was once represented by Steinberg, the super agent who fell from grace due to alcoholism and bankruptcy before rebuilding his business. SMU coach June Jones remains a Steinberg client.
This is the first time Steinberg has represented the son of a former client.
Garrett Gilbert says "it seems like a perfect fit for me personally as well as my family."
Gilbert is currently working out in northern San Diego in preparation for SMU's pro day in Dallas on March 28.