At the end of a roller coaster ride of a recruitment process, Gunner Kiel finally joined the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The highly touted QB prospect first committed to Indiana and was hailed as a true hometown Hoosier hero, but he soon backed out. Perhaps his decision had something to do with Indiana boasting only one winning season in the previous 16.
Mid-season of his senior year in high school, Gunner came close to committing to Notre Dame before selecting LSU in late December.
Shockingly, the day before spring classes began, Gunner once again changed his mind and was headed to South Bend, Indiana to join Notre Dame.
Gunner may not have arrived in a new Hummer like former Irish quarterback Jimmy Clausen did, but there was plenty of the type of drama we now expect to surround blue chip recruits.
The question at hand however, is not about recruitment or who will actually start the season as the quarterback for the Fighting Irish, but rather whether or not Gunner Kiel is ready to lead the team.