Named to the All-Northeast team by SuperPrep…rated the #17 player in New York by SuperPrep…received a two-star rating by rivals.com…recorded 37 tackles, 10 sacks and three fumble recoveries despite playing four games due to injury…played his high school football at Christ The King High School for Kevin Kelly…played on the CHSFL League Championship team in 2002 and 2003…selected to play in New York Senior Bowl…team captain and team leader in quarterback sacks…first Clemson signee from the state of New York since 1995…selected Clemson over South Carolina, Virginia and Syracuse….born Elsmore T. Gabriel on Feb. 5, 1986, so he celebrates his birthday one day after signing with Clemson.
Quoting Gabriel: "(Clemson and NY)It’s really different. I am going to get used to it though. I can have more clear thoughts. It’s not so busy and noisy all the time. It is going to be a good atmosphere to change to....They have a winning tradition. Coach Tommy Bowden is a good coach, and it is going to be a good atmosphere to play in. The ACC is a new conference. I’m very excited to be there."
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