According to Irish Sports Daily, top prospect Gunner Kiel will transfer from Notre Dame after just one year of roaming the sideline. Notre Dame had a wildly successful 2012 that saw head coach Brian Kelly and his team way ahead of schedule as they posted a 12-0 regular season record before being pummeled in the National Championship Game by Alabama. A key factor in the transfer has to be the emergence of rising sophomore Everett Golson.
Golson was a big key for the Irish in 2012 and will only get better. Kiel was expected to compete for playing time this spring but realistically how can you replace a guy who went undefeated in the regular season? Rather than sit behind Golson for three years it now looks like Kiel will transfer.
Kiel was a huge catch for Notre Dame as Scout.com had him as the number one ranked QB prospect in the 2012 class. It will be very interesting to see where Kiel ends up as he had previously verbally committed to both Indiana and LSU before landing at Notre Dame. I think a Big Ten school will ultimately be his landing spot.