Gunner Kiel was considered by many to be the top quarterback of the 2012 class and could be starting for many teams across the country this very second. Instead, he is considered the backup in a logjam at the position for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, as Everett Golson is the guy who is receiving all of the accolades as the starter.
What does the future hold for this promising prospect?
Well, Kiel did admit to Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun Times that the thought of transferring does cross his mind. Also, with the possibility of spending yet another season on the bench, transferring could go from being just a thought to a reality in a hurry. This is something that the coaching staff and Irish fans should prepare themselves for as nobody with this much talent wants to continuously ride the bench.
The impact of Kiel transferring would affect many teams throughout college football. Here are some of the teams that would be the happiest to hear him go through with a transfer from South Bend.