Aaron Gabriel is one of four out-of-state freshmen who decided to walk on at Nebraska. A native of Marion, Ohio, Gabriel was a standout linebacker for Harding High School. He was an All-Greater Buckeye Conference performer for Harding and earned honorable-mention all-district accolades as a senior. In the spring, Gabriel played baseball and was a multiple time first-team all-conference and all-district selection.
Gabriel was born on Feb. 25, 1994, and is the son of Derek and Beth Gabriel.