As Notre Dame prepares to face Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl on Thursday, the Irish lost out on the nation's top quarterback prospect.
5-star signal caller Gunner Kiel of Columbus East chose LSU over Notre Dame and Vanderbilt.
Kiel won Mr. Football in Indiana. He's the nephew of former Irish quarterback Blair Kiel. He was originally committed to IU where his brother Dusty plays, but de-committed after the Hoosiers early season struggles.