Quarterback Dillon Gabriel declared Monday he is transferring to Oklahoma, just 18 days subsequent to declaring his goal to transfer to UCLA.
Gabriel entered the transfer portal on Nov. 27, leaving UCF following three years with the program. Barely two weeks subsequent to entering the transfer portal, Gabriel made his expectations to transfer to UCLA public.
Transfers don’t sign any paperwork that ties them to the school they pick, however, and in light of the fact that Gabriel hasn’t selected at UCLA, he can adjust his decision. Hence, he is currently headed to Oklahoma.
UCLA actually has Dorian Thompson-Robinson on the program, the starter from this past season, as well as Ethan Garbers, Chase Griffin and Parker McQuarrie.
Gabriel began in 12 games as a freshman for UCF in 2019, then, at that point, he began every one of the 10 games in 2020, wrapping up with 3,570 yards, 32 touchdowns and four interceptions.
A fractured left clavicle sustained against Louisville on Sept. 17 made him miss nine games of this past season. In three contests, Gabriel threw for 814 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions.
His decision to transfer to Oklahoma came around the same day that Sooners freshman quarterback Caleb Williams entered the transfer portal. Williams said he is anticipating investigating his options and that one of those incorporates getting back to Oklahoma.
New Sooners coach Brent Venables previously saw Spencer Rattler transfer out, and presently he could see Williams on the exit plan, also.
Gabriel adds a demonstrated ability to the Oklahoma roster and furthermore reunites Gabriel with new offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby.
Lebby was the quarterbacks coach and afterward the offensive coordinator at UCF from 2018 to 2019, so the two as of now have familiarity.
Venables has now added Gabriel and ESPN 300 quarterback Nick Evers, the No. 134 recruit overall in the 2022 class, since joining the OU program as its coach.