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Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:28 pm
Edited on: December 27, 2011 7:06 pm
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

After decommitting from Indiana and delaying his decision several times, Columbus (Ind.) quarterback Gunner Kiel has finally pulled the trigger and committed to LSU.

"I can't wait to play in the SEC," Kiel told 247Sports. "A lot of people call it the NFL of college football and it will be an exciting time. It would mean a lot to be a starting quarterback in such a great conference at a great school. I really love the players and the coaching staff. They were all great to me on my visit and seemed very welcoming."

Ranked as the top signal-caller in the class of 2012 and number two overall recruit by Maxpreps, Kiel holds scholarship offers from just about every program in the country, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan, USC and others. He surprised plenty of folks by committing to Indiana in late July and new head coach Kevin Wilson but opened things back up in October. He quickly scheduled official visits to each of his finalists, Notre Dame, LSU and Vanderbilt.

"To be honest I'm just reevaluating my decision," Kiel told CBSSports.com at the time. "I just want to go out and see other places and see if IU is the right place."

The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder threw for 2,517 yards and 28 touchdowns this season while also rushing for 11 scores. He led Columbus East to an 11-2 record his senior year and was named Indiana's "Mr. Football" by the Indianapolis Star.

Kiel's brother, Dusty, is a sophomore at Indiana and his uncle, Blair, played at Notre Dame.

The strong-armed and aptly named Gunner will enroll early in Baton Rouge after playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 7th.

The commitment of the top quarterback in the country is another big boost for the Tigers class of 2012, which now sits at 22 commits. LSU took three quarterbacks with last year's class and Kiel figures to battle talented junior college transfer Zach Mettenberger for the starting job upon arriving on campus. Prior to Kiel's pledge, Les Miles' next recruiting class was ranked 9th overall in the MaxPreps team rankings.



Comments

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:41 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

This guy is white and has all of his teeth. He's gonna stick out like a sore thumb in Louisiana




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

for years lsu has had a less than stellar qb. this is  the top rated qb in the country. all the top rated schools  want  to draft him. what i am anxious to find out is how he will deveop as a qb. will he become one of the best? if not it will show a lack in the mad hatter's coaching arsenal. what could happen is they have a great qb and their stack of receivers, and their defense slips. i a not necessarily wanting that to happen. it will be interesting for me to follow that line of thought.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:13 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

See this is where you are dead wrong. Bob Knight is all about integrity. Those that followed him may not have been but Bob was. You should look at his graduation rate compared to those from your school. You will see the difference there.


TDAISON
Since: Mar 9, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:56 am
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Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:47 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

I hope he sucks.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:32 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

maybe u should get your facts straight b4 making accusations that u have no base of facts.    the LSU players were cleared of all charges

I got my facts straight dude. He was seen by several peeps kickin the man on the ground. He was NAMED by a witness, so back the hell up. "Cleared of charges" don't make it ok to kick another person. O.J. Simpson ring a bell????

Also, since when does "synthetic" make it ok? If it is ok, then why was he suspended in the first place???
next time, think of whether or not some1 with just TINY bit more knowledge than u can flat out put your butt in the place in belongs.



Dude, the day you put me in my place is the day hell freezes over......lol.....and don't think you have any more knowledge about it than me, just cuz yer an Lsu fan.

Got it?....good....now run along sonny.

gb2





Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:28 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

A language-history lesson concerning the word Geaux. 

The G keeps its hard "Ga" sound.

The letters "eau" creates a hard-O sound

Combine the two and you have Geau, or in English, Go.

But what about the 'X' at the end?

The original French exiles migrated to South Louisiana  from St. Mary's Colony  on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.

The first recorded settlement was near the town of St Gabriel just south of Baton Rouge.

The area was claimed for England, Germany, France and Spain at various times pre-1800.

The people of Acadia (Cajuns) were forced to sign tax/census ledgers as part of the European process of for settling territories in teh new land.

Most of you will love this part: The Cajuns were illiterate so they could not sign their names. In order to "registered" they would tell the tax/census official their name. The official would write the name as they thought it should be spelled and then have the Cajun place an "X" next to the entry.

As previously stated, since the government officials could be German, French, etc...there were different spellings for the same name. That is why there are two different spellings for Braud (German) and Breaux (French)...both are pronounced Bro.

But what about the "X"? When the Cajuns decided to become literate, the first thing they learned to spell was their names. The German, Spainish and British encouraged the activity, while the French dismissed it as folly. Consequently, the Fench gave no formal instruction and simply gave the Cajuns a copy of their ledgers, identified who was who and the unsuspecting Cajuns copied their names letter-for-letter INCLUDING the 'X" previously used as their "mark". 

I have heard other explainations but none as romantic or interesting as the one just imparted.   

Hence we have GEAUX TIGERS!!!!




Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:22 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

maybe u should get your facts straight b4 making accusations that u have no base of facts.    the LSU players were cleared of all charges and the "dope" that mathieu supposedly smoked (according to u) was synthetic.   so how about we talk about all the crap that indiana basketball players did in order to b the best (steroids et al, coaches intimidating officials when theyre about to lose).   next time, think of whether or not some1 with just TINY bit more knowledge than u can flat out put your butt in the place in belongs.



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:06 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

What is it with all the Hoosiers acting like intergrity means something to them?  You guys had Bob Knight, the polar opposite of integrity, as a coach for how long?


Look who's talking.....


Yer coach lets dude play in first game after kicking a Marine in the head, who is on the ground, and only suspends that idiot Honeybugger 1 game for smokin dope.

Dude, get off your moral highground. Your coach and team has just as many issues as everyone else's.


gb2




Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:01 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Is he the "TOP" recruit? I thought he was tied for 1st in the elite 11 in the end but came in second on most instances to the Tanner Magnum kid who is set for Boise St.....or is it BYU?.....cant remember but I could be wrong though if someone wanted to correct me. If I am not someone should not ignore the other kid by this writer's ignorance.


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