Gunner Kiel’s recruitment has been going on for so long that we weren’t even working here yet when we started writing about it. For those of you just joining us, a brief timeline: The 6-foot-4 pro-style quarterback, who fielded offers in high school from elite programs such as Alabama, Notre Dame, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Oklahoma, USC and Wisconsin, originally committed to Indiana in something of a recruiting shocker back in July 2011. He reopened his recruitment in October 2011, and narrowed his subsequent choices down to LSU, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt. Kiel’s second commitment was to LSU in December 2011, but he re-decommitted in January 2012 and enrolled early at Notre Dame. This is about the time The Les Miles Chest Video happened.
Fast forward to 2012, in which Kiel redshirted and watched Everett Golson lead the Irish to an undefeated regular season and BCS championship game showing against Alabama. Now, Kiel intends to transfer out of South Bend. Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix and freshman Malik Zaire would fill out Notre Dame’s quarterback depth chart behind Golson.