ShowMeMizzou spoke with 2012 QB Gunner Kiel 6'4" 210 4.8 Columbus (IN) East upon his return from attending camp at Missouri. Kiel was able to work out under the watchful eye of Missouri QB Coach David Yost, and he and his parents took time to tour the Missouri campus. Kiel talked about his Missouri camp experience.
"Missouri was great!" said Gunner Kiel. "The coaches were great. The campus was great. I had an all-around great time. Coach Yost seems like a great guy, a very passionate guy about football. He's a great coach! He knows what he's talking about, and he knows what he wants. He loves his team, and loves what he's doing, so I'm all down with that."
"It all was kind of amazing," continued Kiel. "The rec center was amazing! It was really great!"
Kiel earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore while completing 68% of his passes for 2200 yards and 25 touchdowns. He added 400 yards and five touchdowns on the ground for his 10-1 team. His brothers, Drew and Dusty play at Illinois State and Indiana, respectively. Gunner talked about growing up in a football family.
"I grew up in a football family," said Gunner. "My Dad and uncles all played college football. I've just been priviledged to grow up around that."
Kiel reports having received verbal offers from Iowa, Purdue, Indiana, Wisconsin, Cinncinatti, and Colorado, in addition to Missouri, and said that he doesn't have any favorites at this time, or a time-table for choosing a school. He talked about his criteria for selecting a school.
"Right now, I kind of want to see what the education is all about," said Kiel. "I really want to play football, but I want to get the best education I can. After that, I want to look at the team, to see what kind of guys are on the team, to see if it's a team, or just a bunch of individuals. And, I want to evaluate all the coaches, to see what they're all about."
He did say that he "likes Missouri a lot", and plans to make a return trip to Columbia.