Notre Dame transfer QB Kiel to play for Bearcats?
Kiel, an upcoming sophomore, was a five-star prospect coming out of high school and arguably the top pocket passer for the recruiting class of 2012.
A source close to the Bearcats’ football team said that he believes they have a great shot at landing Kiel, which would be a monumental pickup for new coach Tommy Tuberville.
Although he has committed to three different schools over the last year and a half (Indiana, LSU and Notre Dame), there’s no doubt that Kiel offers a skill set that anyone would gush over.
At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, Kiel has prototypical size, and has the NFL-like arm to go with it. He has a strong release and can hit anywhere on the field. He seems to always know what’s going on around him and makes great decisions.
Kiel is the definition of a pocket passer, but don’t let that fool you – he has deceptive speed and has the ability to make plays with his feet when needed.
Even if Kiel signs with Cincinnati, it’s not a sure thing that he’ll be named starter this fall. The Bearcats return sixth-year senior Brendon Kay under center, who led the team to a 4-1 record –after replacing former starter Munchie Legaux – and an impressive win over Duke in the Belk Bowl.
Either way, Kiel would be the one of the top signees in program history – if not the best – and would fit nicely in a Tuberville offense.
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