April 2nd, 2013 02:28 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Tennessee
Tags: Ball State, LSU, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame
Gunner Kiel is looking for a new football home and the transferring Notre Dame quarterback says three SEC schools are on his radar. According to ESPN.com’s Joe Schad, Kiel — who visited Cincinnati this past weekend — “said he has been contacted by Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Kansas State and that Tennessee, Ball State, Northern Illinois and Miami (Ohio) are also all options.”
The one-time star quarterback prospect initially committed to Indiana. Then he flipped his commitment to LSU, only to back out there because his Indiana-based family wanted him to stay closer to home. Tiger coach Les Miles, you might remember, uncharacteristically took some shots at the teenager when he signed with Notre Dame over LSU.
Kiel was beaten out for Notre Dame’s starting job last year by Everett Golson, a redshirt freshman who led the Irish to the BCS title game. Rather than sit behind Golson for years, Kiel has decided to transfer. He could redshirt during his transfer year and then compete for the starting spot at a school in 2014 with three years of eligibility remaining…
Assuming he’s developed “the chest and the ability to lead a program,” of course.
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