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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. 

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Since: Jun 30, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 8:15 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

I remember a SEC fan saying that all the good players from up nothing go down south....




Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 7:43 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

I say congrats to the kid. If thats where his heart was telling him to go, more power to him. Some IU fans need to stop being so defensive towards fans of other teams basically saying "WTF???". The article summed it up in the first sentence: the Hoosiers may have pulled off the biggest recruiting upset in school history. IU doesn't get recruits like that. Thats why its such a shocker. Michigan has picked up Shane Moris who will probably be one of the top 5 QBS for the 2013 class in addition to having Denard for 2011 and 2012 and Devin Gardner through 2013 so telling us to "suck it" over the loss of Kiel is a bit much. 

I hope the kid stays committed and does great things at IU.  



Since: Feb 24, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 7:25 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

This guy rode the tank at the Elite 11 quailfier.



Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:26 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

YOU ARE ALL A YEAR AWAY FROM BEING THE NEXT OSU!  RUN A CLEAN PROGRAM!!! 

Wow, IUDOC, throwing some stones from your glass house?  I have just two words for you.  Kelvin Sampson.  Have a great day.



Since: Dec 7, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:17 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

IUDOC,  calm down,  NOTRE DAME will be fine without Kiel,  as for him going to Indiana, all ND fans wish him succses [ how is your hoosier basketball team doing since you fired bobby knight]



Since: Nov 27, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 5:33 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Careful now, it's just a verbal like so many everywhere. But it is refreshing and I hope the kid has a great career at IU. 



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:21 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Best Indiana QB since Babe Laufenberg?



Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:00 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Not surprised he isn't going to ND or Michigan, two schools that have been jokes during the times when this kid can actually remember. I am shocked he turned down Oklahoma and Alabama though. Congrats to Indiana. Great job and hopefully the program gets turned around.



Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:49 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Good for him.  It's nice to see a kid stay in state.  If he has the tools and the right breaks, he'll make it to the NFL regardless.  Don't know about "being able to play right away", seems like putting his big bro on the bench is not a short term goal of his.



Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:25 am
 

Gunner Kiel chooses Indiana

Good for Kiel.  I'm glad he went where he wanted to vs. where is the best for his future career.  Obviously he will struggle to have a great record with limited talent around him, but go have fun and get a good education and probably throw up some ridiculous numbers.  It might even attract some higher talent. 


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