No. 1 QB back in Baton Rouge

After visiting for the Arkansas game, Gunner Kiel and his family returned to campus on Tuesday.

Columbus-East (Ind.) five-star prospect Gunner Kiel, the nation's No. 1-ranked quarterback, was in Baton Rouge last Friday on an unofficial visit – the first time he had been to campus during his recruitment process.

Joined by his mother and father, Kiel took in LSU's 41-17win over Arkansas from the stands in Tiger Stadium.

After paying their own way from Indiana to Louisiana, the family was back in Baton Rouge on Tuesday to join Gunner on his official visit, the first of three scheduled trips.

Kiel will spend Tuesday and Wednesday with coaches and players as the Tigers prepare for Saturday's SEC Championship Game against Georgia.

This weekend, he will fly to Nashville to visit Vanderbilt for the second time in as many weeks.

Next weekend, Kiel will return to Indiana and visit Notre Dame. He visited the Irish for their game against USC the weekend after he dropped his pledge to Indiana on Oct. 21.

Kiel, whose brother Dusty plays quarterback for the Hoosiers, originally committed to IU on July 21.

As a mid-term graduate, Kiel is expected to enroll in the school of his choice by January.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Kiel, who passed for more than 2,523 yards and 40 total touchdowns as a senior, has been selected to January's U.S. Army All-American Bowl and is one of 16 players nominated for U.S. Army Player of the Year.

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