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Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:43 pm
Edited on: January 17, 2012 1:34 am
 
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Well, I waited before posting something given how fluid the situation is (which, I guess, easily applies to recruiting in general the next few weeks) but a quick update as Monday evening rolls around.

This afternoon TigerSportsDigest.com reported that a source informed them that recent commit and Maxpreps' #2 overall player Gunner Kiel was not in attendance for an early enrollee meeting at LSU ahead of classes starting Tuesday. This was followed by several reports coming out of Notre Dame saying that Kiel could be headed to South Bend, including IrishIllustrated.com and 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong, who is close to the family.

Attempts to reach Kiel were unsuccessful and sources on both sides didn't provide any information on what might be happening.

Obviously this is just another recruiting drama to follow one of the country's top ranked players (think Terrelle Pryor or Jadeveon Clowney in just the past few years). Kiel seemed solidly committed following a so-so performance at the Army All-American Bowl two weeks ago.

"The SEC is just like the NFL," Kiel told CBSSports.com. "It's going to be hard and I know it's going to hard and I have to make a lot of improvements.

"But it is a perfect time for me to go (to LSU) and compete. With Jordan (Jefferson) and Jarrett (Lee) both seniors and leaving it's a perfect time to go and battle for a spot. Baton Rouge is a beautiful place and the people there are so nice, it's like a big family there. It's awesome."

Kiel also briefly mentioned a good relationship with quarterbacks coach Steve Kragthorpe and how hard LSU recruited him despite his commitment to Indiana. All of it seems... interesting in retrospect but we'll see what happens in the next 24 hours. The signal-caller does have time to make up his mind as to where he wants to enroll early but if he does it is notable that he's already cost the Tigers one recruit in offensive tackle Patrick Miller, who surprisingly enrolled at Auburn after there was no room for him in Baton Rouge.

So basically, something's up but nobody knows exactly what is going on - including several coaches. Got it? Get it. Good. That's how recruiting - especially around top five recruits - seems to go this time of year. If there is an update, check back on the Eye on Recruiting.

Otherwise, Where in the World is Gunner Kiel resumes tomorrow.

UPDATE: The Observer has confirmed that Kiel will head to Notre Dame.
Comments

Since: Feb 4, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:23 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

off to Ford Ham University to replace the irreplaceable John Skelton



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 11:16 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

Is this guy Bi-Polar or something? I dont think he knows what end is up I think any school should be cautious of this character!




Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:56 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

kiel could have been on a team that remains the most successful program in the sec inthe past 10 years, is preseason no. 1 in every poll i've seen, came within one game {a team they had already beat on the road, fom having the most successful season ever, beat the Pac 10 winner, beat West Virginia another BCS winner and was averaging 39 points a game until the NCG, and im close to the program, there was no fight. and by the way LSU has still beat bama 9 of the past 13 times. Its his loss.



Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:49 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

<strong>Hey Gunner! It's not my style to criticize some 18-year old<br /></strong>Obviously it is.  




Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:48 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

Welcome to South Bend, Gunner!




Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:46 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

Hey Gunner! It's not my style to criticize some 18-year old punk, but nobody really cares about you til your butt hits the field. The reality bro is that you're never going to be heard from again no matter where you end up because your resume was built on putting up numbers in some lame Indiana high school league. My Man; you won't be able to hang with the talent in the Big 12,SEC or PAC-12 so do yourself a favor and stay in the Big 10.



Since: Dec 7, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:41 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

a college that was 14-0, SEC champs and was in the NC game!



Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:20 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

I would worry about this kid's decision making skills; he originally committed to Indiana!?




Since: Aug 17, 2009
Posted on: January 16, 2012 10:16 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

VANDERBILT.



Since: Sep 6, 2008
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:45 pm
 

Where in the world is Gunner Kiel landing?

It's his life! Do what's best for you kid! Good luck.


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