The Fighting Irish took a roster hit that may be a blessing on March 8 when it became public that highly regarded quarterback Gunner Kiel would be transferring from Notre Dame (L.A. Times).
The news is not surprising, considering how stacked the position was with talent, and the toughest decision has yet to happen for Kiel. Now he must decide where to transfer.
There are a number of schools that run offenses that would thrive with Kiel at the helm, and there will be a number of teams in the race for his talents.
Kiel may choose to sit a year and transfer inside the FBS, or go the FCS or JUCO route for immediate playing time. This is a look at the top options for one of the nation’s best untapped talents.