The competition to sign one of 2012’s top quarterback recruits is back on.
After committing to Indiana back in July, Gunner Kiel has opened up his recruitment, according to 247sports.com, and plans to take a visit this Saturday. That visit is expected to be at Notre Dame for their night game against USC.
Kiel is the top-rated pro-style quarterback in this year’s recruiting class. He is 6’4” and 220 lbs, which is prototypical size for the position.
He is also athletic enough to run the zone read and scramble when necessary.
The high school he goes to runs him out of a shotgun, so the transition to working under center could take some time, but he is expected to graduate early and enroll this January.
This is a serious blow for Indiana and head coach Kevin Wilson, who is in his first year. Outside of Kiel, there are no other really good recruits in their 2012 class, and the Hoosiers are 1-6 so far this season.
It is important to remember, though, that he may still end up at Indiana—but it has become extremely unlikely at this point.
Before committing to IU, where his brother plays, he was reportedly considering Oklahoma, Alabama, Missouri and Tennessee.
The reasons for opening up his recruitment at this point are unknown, but a lot of schools will be happy to hear this news—except for Indiana.