Standout high school quarterback Gunner Kiel has the Alabama Crimson Tide on his list of schools, but Kiel might not commit to a school that takes two quarterbacks in this year’s recruiting class.
According to Bryan D. Fischer of CBS Sports, “One notable thing he mentioned Monday was the fact that he would not go to a school that is looking to take two quarterbacks in the class of 2012. That would seem to rule out Oklahoma and Missouri, who both picked up players at the position in the past few weeks, but MaxPreps’ top signal-caller wouldn’t let on about any of his finalists in too much detail.”
What does this mean for Alabama? Will the Crimson Tide take another quarterback like the amazing Jameis Winston? Or is Winston heading out of the state to play at FSU? If Alabama is able to land Winston, does that eliminate Kiel? Does this mean Indiana is in a stronger position?
Kiel continues to speak highly of Indiana. He told Rivals, “Coach (Kevin) Wilson is a fiery guy and my brother is going to be playing quarterback for them which is awesome so I’ll be at games cheering him on,” he said. “The way I talk to him they know they’re going to win football games and I’ve talked to guys on the team and know them really well because of my brother, and they have their heads on straight to win football games and I hope they do.”
According to Scout, “Kiel has the size you want in a QB… 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.”
Here is video of the recruit. Video produced by 247Sports: