Evans Clinchy
Wednesday December 28th, 2011

The present is looking pretty good for the LSU Tigers football team, who remain undefeated on the season and await their showdown next month with Alabama for the national championship. But now, with the commitment of stud quarterback Gunner Kiel for next season, the future looks great too.

The Indiana native Kiel, considered by many one of the nation's top quarterback recruits, has chosen LSU over Notre Dame and Vanderbilt, according to a report on SB Nation. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound signal-caller with the perfect name plans to enroll early and take part in spring practices in Baton Rouge.

The QB out of East High School in Columbus, Ind., was expected to make a decision Monday but instead postponed his announcement. Then Tuesday, Kiel broke the news that he was choosing the Tigers. Kiel is best known for his intelligence and keen awareness in his passing game. He's received comparisons as lofty as Peyton Manning, and is expected to compete for playing time right away this fall.

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