Notre Dame quarterback Gunner Kiel will allegedly be transferring from South Bend, according to a report from the Irish Sports Daily. Reportedly, Kiel will test his chances to start elsewhere instead of battling Everett Golson for the spot this spring. Kiel still has four years of eligibility left after redshirting the 2012 regular season and will likely sit out a year if he chooses to transfer to another FBS program.
This news has apparently been in the works for a while:
Re: Gunner Kiel transferring from ND. One coach at a big AQ program told me he declined Kiel's interest last month— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) March 8, 2013
Official details aren't yet known as to why Kiel would have decided to change schools. No one on the Notre Dame coaching staff nor athletic department has commented.
The nation's top-ranked quarterback prospect in 2012 had a whirlwind recruitment in the previous cycle. Kiel committed to Indiana, decommitted and pledged to LSU, then reconsidered and chose Notre Dame days before his early enrollment. Kiel was the team's scout quarterback during the team's run toward the 2013 BCS National championship game.
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