QB grew up UA hoops fan, will now play football for the Cats.by Brad Allis on Apr. 27, 2011, under Arizona Wildcats Football, Sports
Arizona has added the first piece to the 2012 football recruiting class with the verbal commitment of quarterback Josh Kern. Kern, from San Antonio’s Clark High School, visited Tucson for the spring game and decided Arizona was the place for him.
“I planned on making my decision after (Clark’s) spring ball, but I said to myself ‘I don’t know what I’m waiting for?’ and committed,” Kern said.
Kern said he fell in love with Tucson, the campus and the guys on the team.
“Even if I don’t play right away I know I’ll be happy there,” Kern said.
Last season Kern threw for a little over 1,000 yards and only seven touchdowns. Clark played in a run-first offense and the team under first-year head coach Steve McGhee were just starting to develop their passing game.
“We didn’t throw the ball that much last year, but we are going to throw it more next season,” McGhee said. “We’re getting better at throwing the ball. Our receivers are improving and we will be throwing a lot more this next season.”
Ironically enough, Kern grew up an Arizona Wildcat basketball fan, but gave up the sport prior to his sophomore season to focus on football.
“They’ve always been good and that was my favorite basketball team when I was a kid,” Kern added.
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