Drew Kiel impressed with Louisville visit

Drew Kiel, a 6-3, 195-pound quarterback from Columbus, IN, made an unofficial visit to Louisville last weekend. While Kiel is still waiting for his first scholarship offer, he's got an impressive list of favorites and came away impressed with his trip to Louisville.

Drew Kiel, a 6-3, 195-pound quarterback from Columbus (IN) East High School, came away impressed with Louisville after visiting the Cardinals last weekend.

"I liked it a lot," Kiel said. "I like Coach Brohm and how the offense was set up. I like how things are run. Coach Petrino really has a strong grip on everything. I couldn't ask for anything more."

The nephew of former Notre Dame quarterback Blair Kiel, Drew Kiel has compiled a record of 40-1 as a starting quarterback since participating in organized football as a 7th grader. He threw for 2102 yards, 18 touchdowns, and seven interceptions while completing 141 of 252 pass attempts as a junior.

Kiel made an unofficial visit to Louisville Saturday and took in the Cardinals scrimmage with his father. Before practice, Kiel spoke with Bobby Petrino and quarterbacks coach Jeff Brohm, his primary recruiter.

"They just welcomed me to Louisville," said Kiel. "That was the first time I ever met Coach Petrino. He was very welcoming and he told me they were looking for a quarterback. They've already offered four quarterbacks, but he told me I might have a chance to be offered."

Jeff Brohm invited the Indiana star down for the Cardinals Junior Day earlier this month, but Kiel had to decline because he attended the Elite 11 quarterback combine in Miami, Florida the same weekend. Competing against some of the top quarterbacks nationally, Kiel thought he stacked up rather well.

"I think I did pretty good," he said.

While Kiel is waiting for his first scholarship offer, he has a decidedly Big Ten flavor to his current list of favorites.

"Purdue, Indiana, Illinois, Louisville, Iowa, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Michigan are my favorites," he said.

Kiel will attend the Scout.com in Iowa City, IA this weekend. He'll be going to the Nike Camp in Columbus, OH May 5,and will attend the Scout.com combine in Louisville May 20.


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