Gunner Kiel has a top 2?

Submitted by HairyPalms on June 13th, 2011 at 5:40 PM

There is a rumor going on around the Scout boards that it's down to Michigan and Indiana for Gunner's services.

Comments

turtleboy

June 13th, 2011 at 6:23 PM ^

commit there he wouldn't really compete with his brother either. Dusty is a redshirt sophomore so even if he started this year, or 2012 and 2013, gunner could learn under him for his freshman and sophomore seasons, or redshirt and start for 3 years and not force his brother out of the qb spot. At first I thought they would overlap more and ruled Indiana out but now it's not so crazy, even if the rumor is just that.

Xixor

June 13th, 2011 at 6:34 PM ^

Was just wondering if the QB coach you were refering to was Scott Loefler? (I probably spelled his name incorrectly) Ive always been under the impression that he was a significant part of Michigan becoming QB U. If I recall correctly, he was very good at developing and recruiting QBs.  Lets hope Kiel picks Michigan GO BLUE!!!!

loosekanen

June 13th, 2011 at 5:43 PM ^

For a kid from Columbus, Indiana it isn't that shocking. Bloomington is less than an hour's drive from Columbus and is generally considered the school in Indiana where the "cool kids" want to go. And it's not like it's a bad school. Not Michigan quality but certainly he would get a good education there.

wildhorseblue

June 13th, 2011 at 10:52 PM ^

Bloomington, which is full of foxes-way better than AA or EL.  I was head tennis pro @ the top Resort between Bloomington and Columbus for 3 years during law school and summers.  The drive is not bad and the women left this old guy with fond life long memories.  So not so crazy w/ his bro there and the offense they are running.

By the way, the IU folks tell me Kiel is M bound.

wlubd

June 13th, 2011 at 5:44 PM ^

Tom Beaver has said this for a few days. Take it FWIW based on how much credence you give him. I don't know his source but I have a real hard time believing this is true.

wlubd

June 13th, 2011 at 5:56 PM ^

Yeah, I know. That's why I felt I should include the take it FWIW part. He could be right, he could be wrong, and I can feasibly see Kiel going to either school but a final two of UM and Indiana seems a little far-fetched.

rockydude

June 13th, 2011 at 5:47 PM ^

He'd be a deity in Indiana if he stayed home. There's something to be said for being a big fish in a small pond.

That being said, if you asked me a few weeks ago to pick his final two, I would have said Oklahoma and Alabama, and I would have thought that those two were ahead by a comfortable margin. Goes to show what I know . . . 

We're already putting together a really nice recruiting class though, and if he were to hop on board quickly, you'd think we'd really clean up on the rest of our class. He'd be a nice get.

Mr Mackey

June 13th, 2011 at 5:57 PM ^

He would be a deity, but he does not seem like the kind of kid who would want to be a deity. A lot of recruits absolutely love the spotlight and would cherish that opportunity (cough cough Pryor) but Kiel has been so quiet and humble that it seems like he would not want to be considered a "deity" at Indiana

Blue Palasky_68

June 13th, 2011 at 5:48 PM ^

Didn't Tom VH already tell us that the family keeps things pretty close. How about you just wait till he announces? Wait........who am I kidding, it's the offseason!

TTT

June 13th, 2011 at 5:51 PM ^

Not sure if the IU vs. UM rumor is true, but there are other rumors about him wanting to stay close to home so its not that hard to believe

BostonWolverine

June 13th, 2011 at 5:50 PM ^

It's really cool if it's true, but when OU seemed like the front-runner for a long time, it seems odd to have eliminated them. I would buy this if it was a top three of M, IU and OU.

marti221

June 13th, 2011 at 5:50 PM ^

This can't be true, Tom said don't get to excited about the Kiel rumors......please be true, please be true!... TOMV, WHERE ARE YOU!?