Kiel reportedly set to enroll at Notre Dame and not LSU

Once the BCS national championship game concludes each year, the attention turns to the world of recruiting, where nothing is set in stone until National Signing Day arrives.

Commitments often turn into decommitments as top programs battle for the best players, and numerous message boards become havens of intense speculation.

Gunner KielGunner Kiel may not be headed to LSU after all.

In the case of top Class of 2012 quarterback Gunner Kiel, LSU may have its hands full in trying to fend off potential suitors when it looked like the star signal-caller was headed to Baton Rouge.

According to multiple reports, Kiel is no longer going to enroll at LSU and may have turned his attention to Notre Dame, where he could possibly be enrolled as early as tomorrow. Kiel is currently not on the LSU campus with the other early enrollees.

Of course, until a player actually signs a Letter of Intent, is taking classes or is on campus competing in spring drills or fall practice, it's always too early to speculate. However, if Notre Dame is able to land Kiel it would certainly set the Fighting Irish up for an even more intriguing quarterback battle in spring practice, with Tommy Rees, Andrew Hendrix and Everett Golson already at the forefront.

The 6-4, 215-pound Kiel, who was named Indiana Mr. Football by the Indianapolis Star and graduated early from Columbus East High School to enroll in a university this month, was once committed to Indiana before re-opening his recruitment and ultimately choosing Baton Rouge over Notre Dame and Vanderbilt. He threw for over 2,500 yards and ran for nearly 500 more in his senior season, and he threw 28 touchdowns and ran for 11 more scores.

I'll certainly keep you updated on the Kiel situation as more information becomes available.

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