Bob Hogue. Then came interest from Georgia, and a visit there two weekends ago. on February 12, 2014 at 12:20 am. Everything went smoothly and quickly, much like Gabriel ran a no-huddle, run-pass option offense for the Trojans the past three-plus seasons on his way to a state title, two state final appearances and setting Hawaii’s all-time passing yardage record.

He signed the letter of intent at precisely 12:30 p.m. in the library of Mililani High School. “Where I felt comfortable, what I felt would give me my best option. Once I came up there it was just fine-tuning things, learning from Coach Halzle and continuing on until we got into camp so I was ready.". Dillon's father Garrett graduated as the University of Hawaii's leader in passing yards. You’ve got Marcus Mariota setting the bar. His friendship with former Trojan QB McKenzie Milton wasn’t the deciding factor, but it certainly was an influence. I’m excited for Dillon and his family. He will graduate early, and by Jan. 4, Gabriel will be on the UCF campus attending class. Garrett is a well-known athlete in Hawaii, and highly recognized for his position as quarterback for the University of Hawaii in the late 1980s. I'm glad I could help in that sense of the game.". When I got to sit down and talk about the offense, a lot of things translate. Milton led UCF to a 22-0 record in two seasons before suffering a severe knee injury this season. Your email address will not be published. “I have some family down there as well.

© 2020 Powered by Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Heupel said he wasn't able to provide an official update during Monday's weekly press conference on the status of wide receiver Tre Nixon who went down after catching two touchdowns against Georgia Tech. Dillon's father Garrett graduated as the University of Hawaii's leader in passing yards. Gabriel is now 45 years old and works as a behavioral health counselor for the DOE.

He’s going to work hard. From the academic side, definitely get a good education,” Gabriel said. It reminds me of Mililani. However, Heupel did share that Nixon is "day-to-day" during a weekly radio appearance on 96.9 The Game speaking with Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi.

Spent a ton of time with his quarterback coach, Coach (Joey) Halzle, and preparing the right way mentally. Photo by Paul Honda/Star-Advertiser. “I named my first son Garrison after (Cardinals/49ers) running back Garrison Hearst, and my second son Dillon after … Nowadays, colleges want you to graduate early, come in the spring so you get an extra semester in there.

We’re very close. It didn’t really (decide) where I wanted to go, but him being there is definitely a plus, having someone from Hawaii at UCF is definitely very good,” Gabriel said. Required fields are marked *. The flowers were a gift from Gabriel’s family members, who … I loved the visit. All we can do is get better from this week and move on. Gabriel finished the game with 30 yards on eight carries and explained why he ran.

His 5,631 yards currently stands fifth in Hawaii’s all-time list. Then came an offer from Army, which runs a flexbone offense. He and Mililani coach Rod York were hoping for an offer from Hawaii, and that arrived eventually.