UCF's football program has landed one of the most-important recruits of the early signing period, snagging a top quarterback prospect out of Hawaii.
Dillon Gabriel, the all-time leading passer in Hawaii high school football history, was projected by most recruiting analysts to commit to USC.
247Sports' "Crystal Ball" had him projected to commit to the Trojans, too.
Gabriel, though, surprised the experts this evening when he announced his commitment. He'll be playing for UCF.
The quarterback recruit attends the same high school that star UCF quarterback McKenzie Milton attended.
“Me and McKenzie talk every day. Him being there is a big plus…UCF is a place I want to be," Gabriel said.
UCF announced the big signing on social media:
Gabriel was one of the fastest-rising quarterback recruits in the 2019 class, getting interest from several major programs in the closing weeks.
The three-star prospect chose UCF over USC and Georgia, among other programs.