UCF star quarterback enters transfer gate
Players through College Football have been entering the transfer portal over the past few weeks, but that number should rise rapidly as the regular season draws to a close. There are projects to be a record number of players looking for new homes with the new transfer rule that allows transfers to be eligible immediately.
Dillon Gabriel is one of the latest players to have their name entered in the portal. The young man announced his intentions in a statement on social media on Saturday afternoon.
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“After much prayer and reflection, I have decided that my journey at UCF is over. I will enter the transfer portal to explore other opportunities. I would like to thank the UCF football coaching and support staff, Miss Tara, the ASSA medical team, coaching and equipment crew. I enjoyed my time here with you guys. Everyone.To my colleagues I have been honored to be your captain and will miss you I wish you all the best as you finish your season I cherish the memories I made with you as a Knight at UCF We are brothers! To Knight Nation Thank you for your support during my time here as a Knight This program is strong because of you. I ask you all to be fond of “Aloha” – DG.”
The native Hawaiian entered the 2021 season as the caller kicked off a UCF signal before injuring his collarbone in the third week of his sideline of the year. Gabriel finished his career in Orlando with a record 18-8 and the fifth biggest touchdown in the school’s history. He led the UCF in 2019 and 2020 after McKenzie Milton injured his knee towards the end of the 2018 campaign.
Gabriel collected 8,037 yards with 70 touchdowns to 14 interceptions while completing 61% of his passes with the Knights. After Florida brought in their last UCF quarterback out of the season, Mackenzie Melton, it will be interesting to see if they try to do the same again. Gabriel is one of the best signal callers in the state and he fits perfectly in what coach Mike Norville wants to do when attacking.
Florida is expected to have only three scholarship players in 2022; Jordan Travis, Tate Rodemaker, and AJ Duffy. It’s early days but we will continue to monitor the interest between Gabriel and Seminoles.
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