Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gunner Kiel transferring to Cincinnati

The travels of Gunner Kiel will have another stop added. Kiel announced that he'll be transferring to Cincinnati and will be eligible in 2014.

For those that remember, Kiel was the top rated passer by and while in high school at Columbus East (Ind.). Kiel announced that he was going to Indiana which would've been a major coup for the Hoosiers. Kiel then spurned the Hoosiers for Les Miles and LSU. Kiel the changed his mind again and decided to sign a letter of intent with Notre Dame.

Kiel did not play and watched another freshman, Everett Golson, lead the Fighting Irish to the national championship game. Which leads us to today and Kiel announcing that he'll be a Bearcat.

"Cincinnati was the best fit for me because the relationship I have with coach (Darin) Hinshaw is like nothing else. He is a great overall person and is someone I know I can get coached by. The group of guys I'm going to be around is second to none. I love where (Cincinnati) is heading and the future is bright."  

The transfer could be a good move for the young quarterback, as ESPN's Joe Schad is also reporting that Bearcats coach Tommy Tuberville plans to implement a pro-style attack that will better suit Kiel's skill set than Notre Dame's spread did. It's also a recruiting coup for Tuberville, who now has an elite talent around which to build his offense.

It can work out if Kiel decides that he actually wants to stick around.

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