Gunner Kiel: Prospect Would Make LSU Even More Dangerous

Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIDecember 23, 2011

The top quarterback prospect in the nation plans to make a decision on where he will be heading to school this weekend.

Gunner Kiel, who has the name of a superstar, is ranked by both and as the top quarterback prospect in the country.

According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, Kiel has cut his list down to Notre Dame, Vanderbilt and LSU.

To the common fan, the decision seems like a no-brainer.

Notre Dame may be the local school and most prestigious university on the list, but Kiel doesn't fit well into Brian Kelly's offensive scheme.

Scout describes Kiel as follows:

"Kiel has the size you want in a QB, and can also move and plays with his feet. He's not necessarily a dual threat, but is a tough, effective runner and can buy time with his mobility. He is very accurate, sees the field well and makes excellent decisions. He can make the throws and get the ball into traffic. His arm strength is good, but improvement can still be made to push it to elite. Is smart and a good leader as well."

Kelly needs a dual-threat quarterback running his system. The choice just doesn't seem like one to get the most out of Kiel.

Vanderbilt is one of the bottom dwellers in the SEC. They also seem to have a quarterback for the next few years in Jordan Rodgers, Aaron Rodgers' younger brother.

That leaves the number one team in the country as the obvious choice.

LSU has had seniors Jarrett Lee and Jordan Jefferson split time at quarterback this season. Due to the lack of production at the position, the Tigers have relied heavily on the running game.

LSU ranks second in the nation in scoring defense. They rank 17th in rushing offense and a shocking 105th in passing offense.

Think about how dominant the Tigers have been this year. Now imagine how good a team like this can be with a solid quarterback.

LSU won't be losing too many of their players heading into next year. Even when they do, the depth the team has is unbelievable.

Add Kiel to the mix and this team can become even more dangerous in the future.