Dillon Gabriel among most impactful QB transfers per USA TODAY Sports

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The spring game finally allowed Oklahoma fans to see the latest quarterback addition through the transfer portal, Dillon Gabriel. With anticipation of his debut building for months, Gabriel was the player most fans and analysts were excited to watch.

In Oklahoma’s spring game, he didn’t disappoint, completing 65% of his passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He showed what made him a coveted transfer portal option for the Sooners and many schools in the Power Five.

Gabriel was interested in Ole Miss before Jeff Lebby was hired away to Oklahoma. Gabriel was at UCLA and had a great chance to take the starting job in Chip Kelly’s offense. Immediately upon Caleb Williams’ entrance into the transfer portal, Gabriel announced he was moving to Norman. Stocked with one of the 10 best quarterbacks in the country, the Oklahoma Sooners look primed to contend for the Big 12 championship once again.

With spring ball wrapped up, Paul Myerburg looks at the ten most impactful transfer portal quarterbacks, and Dillon Gabriel comes in at No. 2, sandwiched between Caleb Williams at No. 1 and Spencer Rattler at No. 3.

Beyond his two-plus years of starting experience at UCF and his sterling touchdown-to-interception ratio (70-14), Gabriel seems poised to flourish with the Sooners due to his connection to new offensive coordinator Jeff Lebby, who previously held the same position with the Knights. He’s a great fit for the scheme and accompanying skill talent as the Brent Venables era gets underway in Norman. – Myerburg, USA TODAY Sports

Gabriel also comes in ahead of Jaxson Dart, J.T. Daniels, Adrian Martinez, and Quinn Ewers.

The Oklahoma Sooners got a good player in Dillon Gabriel. Despite his experience and production, Gabriel comes into 2022 with something to prove after a shoulder injury sidelined him for much of 2021. Gabriel’s led from the beginning with his work ethic on the field and his relationship building off of it.

In the spring game, Dillon Gabriel gave us a glimpse of the talent he will unleash on the Big 12 stage. September can’t get here quick enough.

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