After opening his recruitment to look at other schools in October, five-star quarterback Gunner Kiel almost immediately turned his attention back to finishing up his senior season.
This past weekend, Kiel and his Columbus East teammates wrapped up their season with a loss in the state semifinals. With his high school career now complete, the 6-4, 220-pound prospect has gone back to addressing his recruitment and has scheduled several visits.
On Tuesday, Kiel was in Nashville to check out Vanderbilt's program. The Commodores had offered and were considered early in the process before Kiel made a commitment to Indiana in July.
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A visit to LSU has also been scheduled for this Friday, and that is a team that has been rumored with regularity as a contender in recent weeks. A visit to Arkansas is also being considered by Kiel.
In early December, Kiel will make a return trip to Notre Dame. He attended the Irish's home game with USC days after he decided to re-evaluate his commitment to Indiana. Kiel's uncle, Blair Kiel, was a four-year starter for the Irish in the early 1980's.
Kiel is expected to graduate from high school next month and enroll in the school of his choice in January. First, though, he will play for the East team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on January 7, 2012.