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Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Posted on: July 27, 2011 4:16 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Posted by Tom Fornelli

The Kevin Wilson era at Indiana is off to a wonderful start as it appears that the Hoosiers may have pulled off the biggest recruiting upset in school history. Quarterback Gunner Kiel of Columbus East High School in Indiana has committed to the Hoosiers. Kiel is widely considered to be the top quarterback prospect in the 2012 class, and MaxPreps has him ranked as the second best high schooler in the country.

The 6-foot-4 216-pound quarterback is the nephew of former Notre Dame quarterback Blair Kiel, and Notre Dame was one of many schools that had made a scholarship offer to Kiel. Schools like Alabama, USC, Georgia, Michigan and Oklahoma just to name a few.

No doubt the idea of working with Kevin Wilson played a large role in Kiel's decision, as he's seen what Wilson was able to do with quarterbacks like Sam Bradford while at Oklahoma. Not to mention that Kiel will have a good chance of being able to play right away at Indiana. 

Comments

Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

I sense a bit of jealousy here.......
I'm a Purdue fan, so I'm more than a bit jealous.  But kudos to Kiel for going with his gut instead of just jumping to the school that's already had the most success or whatnot.  He has a chance to help really turn a program around.  And as much as I like to root against IU, it will be cool to have the chance to see this kid play and develop over the next few seasons... I hope he turns into a real star.



Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:21 pm
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

i hope he reconsiders and follows in his uncle's footsteps and commits to the Irish.



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Love the move to stay in State.  Wish more kids would do that sort of thing.  Good Luck on a fantastic college carrier Gunner Kiel



Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:52 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

I sense a bit of jealousy here.......



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:20 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

He earned it congraduations to him



Since: Dec 1, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:52 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

And he was never heard from again......




Since: Mar 18, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:16 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

I disagree about Iowa. Indiana always plays them close and actually beats them every once in a while.



Since: Oct 27, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 10:06 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

I've been to Bloomington, it's beautiful, quaint and sorta off the beaten track -- hard to get to like Penn State.

Every great tradition has to start with someone. Maybe Blair can be that one.


The down side to this feel good story is that you can't beat Ohio State (too many studs), Michigan (on the rise again), Wisconsin (too cold to lose), Iowa (too well coached) or Penn State (I haven't looked, but I bet their linebackers are better than the Hoosiers) with one unproven player.    &nbs
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Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:44 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Notre Dame is all hype but in reality trash. They came to El Paso and threatened  little Cathredral High  that if Cathedral didn't remove "fighting Irish" from its sports names  it would sue.  Caathredral had used the name for 88 years but had no money for a legal battle. NOtre Dame fans google and answer this- ND tried to do it without publicity.

Kiel picked a clean program with top academics in the prettiest part of the state.  I wish him the best of luck.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:16 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Notre Dame is already deep at QB.  As for the guy mentioning Notre Dame being a joke since Kiel can remember, I think Notre Dame has made a few BCS games in the last decade.  Even in Notre Dame's worst days, Indiana can't touch them. 


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