Dillon Gabriel to participate in College Football 25, should be a top-5 QB

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Oregon’s transfer quarterback Dillon Gabriel announced via Instagram on Monday that he will be participating in the EA Sports College Football 25 video game.

Gabriel is one of the first Duck to publicly share that he is “in the game.” He spent his first five seasons at UCF and Oklahoma.

At Oregon, Gabriel is set to face a quarterback battle for the starting job. Joining him in the transfer portal path to Eugene, UCLA’s former quarterback Dante Moore is also looking to be the next slinger for the Ducks.

Moore and Gabriel are set to be one of the most talented and experienced quarterback duos in the nation heading into the 2024 season.

At Oklahoma in 2023, Gabriel was in initial discussions for Heisman Trophy candidates and led the Sooners to a shocking upset over the Texas Longhorns. Despite suffering an injury, he scored 42 total touchdowns and had 4,046 all-purpose yards.

With his incredible stat sheet and experienced resume, Gabriel could easily be a top-five quarterback in the game, if not the highest-rated overall. Many fans and gamers are predicting he will have a player rating of 90 or higher.

Gabriel will be entering his sixth season as he takes the field for the Ducks and will be one of the most veteran players in Division I football.

Oregon’s former star quarterback Bo Nix was also a sixth-year transfer when he shined brightly for the Ducks. Gabriel is looking to follow in Nix’s footsteps and even do one better, hopefully earning Oregon its first-ever national title.

Gabriel is joined by fellow Ducks Tez Johnson, Marcus Harper, and Iapani Laloulu who opted into CFB25 last week.

FBS athletes have the opportunity to “opt-in” to participate in the EA Sports game. If an athlete decides to opt out, his position will be filled by a non-descript computer-generated player.

Players across the country will receive $600 and a free copy of the video game if they opt-in to their NIL being used.

The Oregon Ducks confirmed that they would be one of the 134 FBS teams partaking in the video game on Feb. 22.

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