Stanley Excited About Kiel checks in with Notre Dame offensive line pledge Ronnie Stanley to get his reaction to the news of QB Gunner Kiel joining the Irish.

Ronnie Stanley fully understands the pressure Gunner Kiel has gone through over the past year. As a major prospect himself, Stanly ended his recruitment in mid-December with his pledge to Notre Dame.

How excited was Stanley about the news of his future teammate?

"I'm real happy he changed his mind and decided to go to Notre Dame," said Stanley. "I'm real excited to know I'll get a chance to protect someone who will make the right decision and do what is best for our offense in the future."

While rumors started spreading Monday did Stanley hear anything leading up to Kiel's change?

"No, I didn't," said Stanley.

Since making his pledge Stanley has been able to step back and take a deep breath.

"Everything is going good," said Stanley. "It feels real good knowing a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders."

When does Stanley expect to report to campus?

"I'll probably be reporting in June sometime," explained the future Irish lineman. Top Stories