Former Notre Dame QB Gunner Kiel will enroll at Cincinnati

By Chris Huston | College Football Writer

Gunner Kiel is reportedly transferring to Cincinnati.(USATSI)
Gunner Kiel is reportedly transferring to Cincinnati. (USATSI)

Former Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel will enroll at Cincinnati, 247Sports.com reported on Wednesday.

The one-time five-star recruit will sit out the 2013 season and have three years of eligibility remaining.

The transfer could be a good move for the young quarterback, as ESPN's Joe Schad is also reporting that Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville plans to implement a pro-style attack that will better suit Kiel's skill set than Notre Dame's spread did. It's also a recruiting coup for Tuberville, who now has an elite talent around which to build his offense.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Kiel was Indiana's "Mr. Football" as a 2011 senior at East High in Columbus, Ind. He was considered the No. 1 quarterback in the country by various recruiting services. Kiel ended up at Notre Dame -- where his uncle, Blair, played -- after first committing to Indiana, then to LSU.

He spent the 2012 season as a backup to starting Irish quarterback Everett Golson and did not see the field.

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