Gunner Kiel’s time as the quarterback of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will never come. The 6-foot-4, 210-pounder from Columbus, Ind., enrolled in classes at South Bend a year ago after graduating early from Columbus East High School but now intends to transfer.
Kiel spent last year as the scout team quarterback but was redshirted leaving him with four years of eligibility.
Considering Everett Golson led the Irish to a 12-0 regular season and a spot in the National Championship Game there was virtually no chance Kiel was going to see the field this season.
There will be options for Kiel who was ranked as the nation’s top prep school quarterback in the Class of 2012.
Previously he enrolled at Indiana and LSU before abruptly changing his mind and choosing Notre Dame.