Ball State, Miami (Ohio), Northern Illinois and Cincinnati. The list speaks for itself, I guess, although I can see how a lot of big-school coaches would be wary of a signing-day decommit who then transferred. Bruce Feldman tweeted that a major AQ coach told him he declined Kiel's interest lately, although without the context provided by actually knowing the coach and school that doesn't mean much.
Very disappointing. I had hoped he'd give it a shot in spring ball to see if he could push Golson, but apparently either playing now or having a clearer path in front of him is his priority. Which is OK, it's his prerogative. Just would've been nice to see what he could do. On the other hand, our program may be at the point where we lose 5-star talent on a semi-regular basis because of a lack of playing time (Lynch and now Kiel). That's a good problem to have, although of course we need to see a stronger correlation to an upward program trend on the field before I'll have more confidence in that being the situation.
Damn. Golson, Rees, Hendrix next year (assuming they'll try everything they can do to redshirt Zaire, who probably isn't physically ready). If the staff knew this was coming, it might explain why they have a lot of interest in another elite QB in the 2014 class, Brandon Dawkins, rather than a position-filler.