Around the Hall: Gunner Kiel commitment edition

  • 07/27/2011 10:43 pm in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew. So go ahead, get your read on.

(Note: Our coverage does not typically include football and there are no plans to begin covering any additional IU sports, but on this historic day for IU football, it’s only fair to show some love.)

+ Gunner Kiel, the nation’s No. 1 pro-style quarterback and brother of IU quarterback Dusty Kiel, committed to IU and told Dustin Dopirak of the Herald-Times that a big part of his decision was a belief in the future of Hoosier football.

+ Tom Fornelli of CBSSports.com writes that Kevin Wilson pulled off the biggest recruiting upset in school history.

+ Kiel’s coach at Columbus East, Bob Gaddis, tells Kyle Neddenriep of The Indianapolis Star that his quarterback will be a sponge at the next level.

+ The Columbus Republic has additional reaction from Gaddis on Kiel’s decision and the East coach says he was not at all surprised by the decision.

+ Rick Bozich of The Louisville Courier-Journal writes that Kiel’s commitment gives Wilson and the IU staff credibility and momentum in building the 2012 recruiting class.

+ This MSNBC.com headline says it all about reaction from across the country: Nation’s top 2012 QB opts for … Indiana?

+ Brian Bennett of ESPN.com writes that Kiel’s commitment is “unquestionably outstanding news for long-suffering Indiana fans.”

(Photo credit: Indy Star)

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  • jgon86

    Love this.  Going to get my football season tickets to show my support.  Go all things IU baby.  WR come on down.    Hey just to let people hear know IU also got the #1 recruiting class in men’s soccer.  

  • jgon86

    Love this.  Going to get my football season tickets to show my support.  Go all things IU baby.  WR come on down.    Hey just to let people hear know IU also got the #1 recruiting class in men’s soccer.  

  • Glawton12

    Not to diminish the accomplishments of the highly decorated men’s soccer program, but don’t they get the #1 recruiting class nearly every year?  I feel like I’m always hearing that.

  • Glawton12

    Not to diminish the accomplishments of the highly decorated men’s soccer program, but don’t they get the #1 recruiting class nearly every year?  I feel like I’m always hearing that.

  • Anonymous

    You are always hearing that because its easy to believe and no one is gonna take the time to look it up and disprove you. While I don’t know where Jgon86 is getting his information, I have yet to see that and the sites I follow haven’t ranked them yet.

    That being said, our 8 man recruiting class looks solid, even by IU soccer standards, and College Cup #18 can’t be far off (hopefully, I’m tired of this drought.)

    We consistently get a Top 10 class, and you’d be hardpressed to find a year we were outside the Top 20.

  • Anonymous

    2012 will be a HUGE year for IU athletics! This may be the missing piece to the puzzle of filling up the new half of the stadium

  • Anonymous

    2012 will be a HUGE year for IU athletics! This may be the missing piece to the puzzle of filling up the new half of the stadium

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Now I hope a pissed off Bama fan does not try to kill all of our trees in the tailgate fields.

  • 11th and Done (Dunn)

    Now I hope a pissed off Bama fan does not try to kill all of our trees in the tailgate fields.

  • jgon86

    My apologies I mixed team with player.  College soccer news says we have the #1 recruit Eric Zaveleta for 2011.  We also have the #10 recruit in Jack Coleman.  As far  teams concerned we are competing with UNC and Duke for the #1 spot.    My bad.

  • jgon86

    My apologies I mixed team with player.  College soccer news says we have the #1 recruit Eric Zaveleta for 2011.  We also have the #10 recruit in Jack Coleman.  As far  teams concerned we are competing with UNC and Duke for the #1 spot.    My bad.

  • IUeconAlum

    I’m seriously excited to watch the football team this year. 2012 will be the year of the Hoosier (basketball, soccer, and now football)… It’s amazing.

  • IUeconAlum

    I’m seriously excited to watch the football team this year. 2012 will be the year of the Hoosier (basketball, soccer, and now football)… It’s amazing.

  • HoosierSmitty

    Thankfully we’re nowhere near as close as Auburn! 

  • HoosierSmitty

    Thankfully we’re nowhere near as close as Auburn! 

  • HoosierSmitty

    Thankfully we’re nowhere near as close as Auburn! 

  • HoosierSmitty

    Thankfully we’re nowhere near as close as Auburn! 

  • HoosierSmitty

    Thanks for including this coverage guys! Definitely exciting time for IU sports…and we all would love to be able to see the football team have some success to keep us from going stir crazy just “waiting” for basketball season all the time. 

  • HoosierSmitty

    Thanks for including this coverage guys! Definitely exciting time for IU sports…and we all would love to be able to see the football team have some success to keep us from going stir crazy just “waiting” for basketball season all the time. 

  • HoosierSmitty

    Thanks for including this coverage guys! Definitely exciting time for IU sports…and we all would love to be able to see the football team have some success to keep us from going stir crazy just “waiting” for basketball season all the time. 

  • Ryan Goods

    When I first saw this news I peed myself, shat myself, cried a little bit, and jumped for joy… believe me. it was a confusing 5 minutes and I’m so mad I’m graduating

  • jgon86

    Best. Post. Ever.

  • Robert Hann

    I’ll have whatever the IU coaches are having for breakfast!

  • Anonymous

    No big deal. Was hoping you knew something I didn’t. Yeah, UNC looks like its pulling in a solid class. Ugh…UNC.

  • Where’s the coverage on the women’s water polo team?

  • Where’s the coverage on the women’s water polo team?

  • INUnivHoosier

    Sabbatical. It’s the only answer.

  • INUnivHoosier

    Sabbatical. It’s the only answer.

  • a

    Great haul by Wilson that will, undoubtedly, lead to a few more surprises in this recruiting cycle.  All of the work that “Hepp” put in seems to be paying off and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the Hoosiers.

  • a

    Great haul by Wilson that will, undoubtedly, lead to a few more surprises in this recruiting cycle.  All of the work that “Hepp” put in seems to be paying off and I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the Hoosiers.

  • Anonymous

    I think the recruiting class rankings don’t come our for another 2 or 3 weeks.

    I hear that if Agaswaneski Borlenksicoff signs with IU they too will also have the # 1 recruiting class.  LOL

  • Anonymous

    I think the recruiting class rankings don’t come our for another 2 or 3 weeks.

    I hear that if Agaswaneski Borlenksicoff signs with IU they too will also have the # 1 recruiting class.  LOL

  • Gdmontgo

    Don’t forget Andrew Oliver for 2012. He is the 2nd best player in the nation for that year. He is being compared to Landon Donovan for the impact he could make.

  • MillaRed

    I thought Wilson was a great get for IU and this is the first legit reward. If he can turn IU football around, the guy will have a statue outside the stadium. Wow.

  • MillaRed

    I thought Wilson was a great get for IU and this is the first legit reward. If he can turn IU football around, the guy will have a statue outside the stadium. Wow.

  • MillaRed

    I thought Wilson was a great get for IU and this is the first legit reward. If he can turn IU football around, the guy will have a statue outside the stadium. Wow.

  • MillaRed

    I thought Wilson was a great get for IU and this is the first legit reward. If he can turn IU football around, the guy will have a statue outside the stadium. Wow.

  • MillaRed

    I thought Wilson was a great get for IU and this is the first legit reward. If he can turn IU football around, the guy will have a statue outside the stadium. Wow.

  • IndyHoosier

    Brian Bennett’s article was spot on……….great get for the Hoosiers………will need to develop defense for it to mean much.

  • Anonymous

    Gary Harris can use a football scholarship and be a 2 sport athlete for IU.  Gunner passing to Gary would be amazing and we would have to use a basketball scholarship

  • Anonymous

    Gary Harris can use a football scholarship and be a 2 sport athlete for IU.  Gunner passing to Gary would be amazing and we would have to use a basketball scholarship

  • Anonymous

    Lord knows he needs it after the last 3-4 years of covering our fball and bball programs

  • Anonymous

    Lord knows he needs it after the last 3-4 years of covering our fball and bball programs

  • base

    I like your thinking. It can only be a positive landing Gunner in Gary’s mind. It might put Gary over the edge favoring IU over MSU and `ville. On a Ben Franklin balance sheet it’s a yes.

  • jgon86

    UNC has a history of bringing in great classes but at the same time not doing anything with it.  I hope the trend continues.

  • jgon86

    Yeah he’s awesome.  I hope he doesn’t leave for Europe or the MLS.

  • Anonymous

    Granted, my old high school’s football program has a pretty solid history of ineptitude so I don’t have much to go by in means of comparison, but I don’t remember offensive tackles who were juniors in high school having arms like Gunner’s.  Wow.

  • Anonymous

    Granted, my old high school’s football program has a pretty solid history of ineptitude so I don’t have much to go by in means of comparison, but I don’t remember offensive tackles who were juniors in high school having arms like Gunner’s.  Wow.

  • Anonymous

    Granted, my old high school’s football program has a pretty solid history of ineptitude so I don’t have much to go by in means of comparison, but I don’t remember offensive tackles who were juniors in high school having arms like Gunner’s.  Wow.

  • Anonymous

    Granted, my old high school’s football program has a pretty solid history of ineptitude so I don’t have much to go by in means of comparison, but I don’t remember offensive tackles who were juniors in high school having arms like Gunner’s.  Wow.