Prior to Western: Graduated early from Clemson University and is transferring to Western Carolina with two years of eligibility remaining ... Took a redshirt as a freshman in 2005 before spending the next two seasons as a defensive tackle reserve for the Tigers ... In 2006, appeared in four games for 31 snaps tallying two tackles - played a season-high 13 snaps versus Florida Atlantic ... Did not see game action in 2007 for the Tigers.
High School: Played at Fork Union Military Academy after starting his prep career at Christ The King Regional HS and was a part of CHSFL league championship teams as a junior and senior ... Was an All-Northeast pick and rated as the No. 17 player in the state of New York according to SuperPrep ... Had 37 tackles and 10 sacks - six coming in two playoff games ... Played in the NY Senior Bowl.
Personal: Full name is Elsmore Tokumbo Gabriel ... Majored in sociology.