Chicago Colleges: Cincinnati Bearcats
Kiel has enrolled in school and begins classes May 6. He previously told ESPN's Joe Schad he planned to play for the Bearcats. Kiel must sit out the 2013 season because of NCAA transfer rules.
"We are very excited Gunner has decided to enroll at UC," coach Tommy Tuberville said in a statement. "He’s a great talent and an even better person. He comes from a great family with some strong quarterback lineage. Our quarterbacks coach Darin Hinshaw has developed an outstanding relationship with Gunner. We are looking forward to getting him here and seeing what the future holds."
Kiel passed for 2,517 yards and 27 touchdowns, and ran for almost 500 yards with 11 touchdowns in leading Columbus East to a 12-2 record and a berth in the state semifinals as a senior. He was named the 2011 Indiana Mr. Football by the Indianapolis Star.
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