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Top recruit Gunner Kiel softens on Indiana, re-opens recruitment

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One of the top high school recruits for the 2012 class, quarterback Gunner Kiel, surprised many when he gave his verbal commitment to  Indiana back in July. The Columbus, IN, prospect is the top-rated QB according to Rivals.com and initially chose the Hoosiers over powerhouse programs Alabama and Oklahoma, with the latter school being the old stomping grounds of current IU coach Kevin Wilson.

According to Steve Wiltfong of 24/7 Sports.com ($), though, Kiel has softened on his verbal with Indiana and has re-opened his recruitment. Kiel’s brother, Dusty Kiel, is a quarterback for the Hoosiers. IU is off to a very disappointing, although not unexpected, 1-6 start to this season.

“I’m just reevaluating my decision and plan on taking some future visits to other colleges,” Kiel told 247Sports.

Kiel, along with former USC verbal commitment Arik Armstead, will reportedly be in attendance this Saturday when Notre Dame hosts USC. This is a big chance for Irish coach Brian Kelly to make a great impression with two top recruits in South Bend at the same time.

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8 Responses to “Top recruit Gunner Kiel softens on Indiana, re-opens recruitment”
  1. kiopta1 says: Oct 21, 2011 1:13 PM

    So many recruits not enough ships. GO ND!

  2. crimhollingsworth says: Oct 21, 2011 1:46 PM

    If I were a QB considering OU and Bama I think i’d give Doriel Greene-Beckham a call and try to get a feel for where he might be going.

  3. techvet says: Oct 21, 2011 2:20 PM

    Time for Kelly to roll Kiffen.

  4. rsmeans says: Oct 21, 2011 8:28 PM

    ND not an elite team better he go where he has an NFL future–SEC.

  5. cosanostra71 says: Oct 21, 2011 9:23 PM

    Lol Notre Lame always gets the recruits, too bad they never win games.

  6. goir1sh says: Oct 21, 2011 10:17 PM

    Cosanostra USB has the best education just ask marc Tyler… bahahaha

    Go Irish!!!!!

  7. paulbrownsrevenge says: Oct 21, 2011 11:34 PM

    He probably won’t go the the SEC because his dad played for Notre Dame, and he wants a top notch education.

  8. hoggette says: Dec 28, 2011 1:41 PM

    Crimmhollingsworth….he is coming close to home. Arkansas.
    Recruiting services including CFT are saying so as well.
    Wide receivers University. Arkansas.

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