The state of Texas has produced quite a few quarterbacks as of late that have gone on to star in both college and the NFL. However, the class of 2012 is not quite as deep as many other recent years. One prospect who is starting to gain attention though is Josh Kern of San Antonio Clark.
The 6-foot-5, 190-pound junior is receiving interest from several schools and he recently picked up his first offer from a Pac-12 program.
"I was offered by Arizona," Kern said on Tuesday evening. "They offered me right before Spring Break, so it was maybe two weeks ago or so. They called my school and talked to my coach to tell him and then I talked to them later as well. They had been talking to me for a little while before that. I was extremely happy to get it but it came as a surprise.
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"I talked to them for a while then. I've been talking to them quite a bit. I actually just talked to them on the phone today. I've been talking to coach (Frank) Scelfo, the quarterbacks coach."
Kern plans to make the trip to Tucson in the very near future to check out the Wildcat program.
"I scheduled a visit to go up there and see the campus and check out practice and stuff," he said. "I'm going up there on (April) 15 and 16."
The big passer says he has other campus visits planned as well.
"I've been to a junior day at (Texas) A&M already," Kern said. "I have one at SMU coming up. I'm also going to go to Texas Tech and Baylor. I visited Baylor last weekend but they have a junior day coming up that I'm going to."
With one offer under his belt, Kern does not know if any other schools are close to following suit.
"I'm not quite sure," he said. "I hope so but I never can be sure. A lot of schools seem to be showing interest right now. The schools I've named, those are the ones I talk to the most."
Kern would like to make a relatively early commitment though.
"I would like to make (my decision) before my senior season starts," he said. "That would be my ideal timeframe. I wouldn't mind getting it out of the way and not having to worry about it during the season."
As far as favorites, Kern says that every school is in equal standing at this time.
"Nobody is really standing out to me right now," he said. "I feel happy with any offers I get so I'm not waiting for any particular school to offer or anything."