With Maty Mauk now out of the picture after committing to Missouri yesterday, many Irish fans are left wondering whether or not Brian Kelly and company will be taking a quarterback for this season’s recruiting class.
Giving that answer right now, you would have to say no at the current moment.
According to Scout’s web site, the Irish still have three offers out two three quarterback’s who have yet to commit to a school. The highest rated of the bunch is Gunner Kiel, who is the best high school senior QB in the country by most recruiting sites. Despite his family’s ties to the school, his interest in Notre Dame has gone down significantly in recent weeks though.
At the moment, Kiel’s interest in the Irish is low on the Scout site and it is more than likely that the Irish coaching staff have stopped recruiting him altogether. The two other players holding Irish offers, Devin Fuller and Bennie Coney, are longshots at best.
Yes, it would have been nice to get a player of Kiel’s caliber in this class, but grabbing a quarterback wasn’t’t exactly a priority heading into the 2012 class. Looking at the Irish roster, all four quarterbacks on the current roster have significant eligibility remaining.
Dayne Crist will be going into his senior season, but he will be eligible to come back for a fifth season at Notre Dame because of all the games that he has missed due to injuries. Both Andrew Hendrix and Tommy Rees are only sophomores and Everett Golson will be heading into his first season in an Irish uniform.
You have nothing to worry about Irish fans. Kelly has the QB position well stocked for the next couple of seasons and the Irish staff already have several offers out to some of the top high school juniors in the 2013 class.