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Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Posted on: December 27, 2011 6:28 pm
Edited on: December 27, 2011 7:06 pm
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Posted by Bryan Fischer

After decommitting from Indiana and delaying his decision several times, Columbus (Ind.) quarterback Gunner Kiel has finally pulled the trigger and committed to LSU.

"I can't wait to play in the SEC," Kiel told 247Sports. "A lot of people call it the NFL of college football and it will be an exciting time. It would mean a lot to be a starting quarterback in such a great conference at a great school. I really love the players and the coaching staff. They were all great to me on my visit and seemed very welcoming."

Ranked as the top signal-caller in the class of 2012 and number two overall recruit by Maxpreps, Kiel holds scholarship offers from just about every program in the country, including Alabama, Oklahoma, Michigan, USC and others. He surprised plenty of folks by committing to Indiana in late July and new head coach Kevin Wilson but opened things back up in October. He quickly scheduled official visits to each of his finalists, Notre Dame, LSU and Vanderbilt.

"To be honest I'm just reevaluating my decision," Kiel told CBSSports.com at the time. "I just want to go out and see other places and see if IU is the right place."

The 6-foot-4, 215-pounder threw for 2,517 yards and 28 touchdowns this season while also rushing for 11 scores. He led Columbus East to an 11-2 record his senior year and was named Indiana's "Mr. Football" by the Indianapolis Star.

Kiel's brother, Dusty, is a sophomore at Indiana and his uncle, Blair, played at Notre Dame.

The strong-armed and aptly named Gunner will enroll early in Baton Rouge after playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 7th.

The commitment of the top quarterback in the country is another big boost for the Tigers class of 2012, which now sits at 22 commits. LSU took three quarterbacks with last year's class and Kiel figures to battle talented junior college transfer Zach Mettenberger for the starting job upon arriving on campus. Prior to Kiel's pledge, Les Miles' next recruiting class was ranked 9th overall in the MaxPreps team rankings.



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Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:57 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Notre Dame Paid More .... Sorry LSU, next time don't be so cheap and you sucked in the big game!



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: December 31, 2011 11:00 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

PS, gb2, in the immortal words of Bugs Bunny:  "You know, of course, this means war!"

hahaha....gonna be a war allright.....down on Poydras Avenue inside da big houze........all the Bourbon Street ho's will be there to see Bama Roll dat ass.....lol


gb2




Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:39 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

PS, gb2, in the immortal words of Bugs Bunny:  "You know, of course, this means war!"



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: December 30, 2011 7:25 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Wal, whut kin I say but Happy B'day on Sunday and have your trunk with the little wheels pachyd-up come Monday, so's you can roll with the tide from N.O. and into the Rigolets after LSU uses that new detergent that gets the twinkles, uh, wrinkles out!  That's why I agree it will be different that night.  We shall rock and roll all over you in our house, the Superdome (now brought to you by some fancy-pants-too-expensive-for-most-

of-us-to-care-about-carmaker.)  Our winning score will be nothing as close as in Tuscaloosa where your tuscs came a loosa (which you, of course, know is the origin of the elephant mascot, right?)  Rotsa Ruck!



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 6:24 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Hey, gb2, just had to ask if you planned on watching Fox on Sunday night, Jan 8, so you don't miss "Animation Domination?"  I heard that night's lineup includes a feature with Marge Simpson, nee Saban, praying for help come Monday night from SuperHomer and immediately thought of you

lol.....nah, not on my to do list for that night. Happens to be my birthday and me 'n the missus are going to the Senior Bowl.

As far as Jan 9th goes.....keep it up funny boy. Gonna be Hell to pay fer Lsu that night. You cats are waaaay to over-confident. Ya beat us by a whisker ( pun intended ), but it is gonna be a little different this time around.

gb2




Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: December 30, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Hey, gb2, just had to ask if you planned on watching Fox on Sunday night, Jan 8, so you don't miss "Animation Domination?"  I heard that night's lineup includes a feature with Marge Simpson, nee Saban, praying for help come Monday night from SuperHomer and immediately thought of you!



Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: December 30, 2011 11:41 am
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Yes, it is true that while defending himself from an unprovoked attack by a dishonarably discharged marine that Jefferson did indeed mop the floor with the assaulting criminal

Funny how your description of said events is in direct contrast with the ACTUAL eyewitnesses account....but I'll let you tell it your way...eerrrrr...the Lsu way that is.
Honeybadger did nothing illegal by the way as it wasn't real pot, but unlike the Big 10, LSU actually tests its players.  Compare that to Ingram getting pulled over with a car full of weed while at Alabama and he didn't miss a snap!  In fact Saban the scumbag covered it up ala Tressell.

Whether or not it was, or wasn't really pot, you seem to be dodging the question, so I will repeat it for you:

Then why was he suspended?...hmmm???..........

Ingram got pulled over with "a car full of weed" at Alabama???....ooookaaayyyyy......I'll bite, when and where?
 
Name the publication where you READ this, or the tv broadcast you saw it on.

Betch can't....but I'll wait........tick-tock..tick-tock...

( insert theme from Jeopardy here folks )
In fact Saban the scumbag covered it up ala Tressell.



More unsubstantiated b.s. from Skreffty.......tooooo fuuunnyyy.......
Have you already forgotten that it was you slinging mud and calling names out of pure homerdom?




huh?....
By the way, how did Richardson get the brand new Hummer right before his Freshman year?  <crickets>



News to me. I have no idea IF he got a NEW Hummer, and I obviously have no idea who/how it was bought. Neither do YOU know if this is more b.s or internet rumors/jealousy/fabrication. COULD be true, may not be. I have no idea.

But instead of "slinging mud" as you aptly put it Skreffty, like I asked you to do, show ALL of us on this thread, the publication and/or tv broadcast where you say you read/saw this b.s.

tick-tock-tick-tock......


gb2






Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Couldn't find an article online that would let me post a comment about Gunner Kiel.  This is my stage now.  Just read that Gunner Kiel stated, "God and my family helped me make my decision" for LSU.  To which I reply...you dumbass douchebag!  Why did you verbally commit to IU prior to "God" helping you in your decision?  Did you spend some time with Tim Tebow???  Did you find Jesus???  Whatever idiot!  Don't make a statement like that after you already screwed things up!!!  Good luck at LSU!  Break a leg!!!  RR - South Bend, IN 



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Couldn't find an article online that would let me post a comment about Gunner Kiel.  This is my stage now.  Just read that Gunner Kiel stated, "God and my family helped me make my decision" for LSU.  To which I reply...you dumbass douchebag!  Why did you verbally commit to IU prior to "God" helping you in your decision?  Did you spend some time with Tim Tebow???  Did you find Jesus???  Whatever idiot!  Don't make a statement like that after you already screwed things up!!!  Good luck at LSU!  Break a leg!!!  RR - South Bend, IN 



Since: Dec 22, 2010
Posted on: December 29, 2011 8:01 pm
 

Top quarterback Gunner Kiel commits to LSU

Cajun I understand he wants to win but all i am saying is that if he wants to go pro he needs to go to a different team the SEC will eat him alive.


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