The Arizona Wildcats have been attacking the recruiting trail hard this offseason and one area that they have been focusing on is the state of Texas. It is starting to pay dividends.
Arizona head coach Kevin Sumlin and company had three commits before Wednesday, two of those players are from the Lone Star State, and you can add another to that list.
Four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell announced his commitment to the ‘Cats on Wednesday, becoming the fourth member of Arizona’s 2019 class. He joins cornerback Logan Wilson, running back Michael Wiley, and punter Kyle Ostendorp.
Gunnell is the No. 97 player in his class and No. 3 pro-style quarterback, per 247Sports composite rankings. He had previously committed to Sumlin and UA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone while they were at Texas A&M.
Sumlin and company made the 6-foot-6, 222 pound signal caller a priority as soon as they arrived in town.
Wilson, from Dallas, also recruited Gunnell to join him in Tucson, and is now trying to help land some receivers.
Gunnell has been making his way through the camp circuit and has struggled a bit. However, this is still a huge get for the Arizon staff.
Gunnell has good footwork and great anticipation on routes. He does move well for someone his size and even throws well on the run. He can easily add some more muscle to his frame which will also increase his arm strength.
The Houston-based passer has put up video game-like numbers so far during his high school career. He plays for St. Pius X High School, which is one of the best private schools in the state. D
uring his junior season, Gunnell went 361-for-507 for 4,936 yards, 61 TD, and 6 picks through the air. On the ground, he gained 390 yards on 70 carries and 8 scores.
Career Stats: 730-for-1,043, 11,356 yards, 142 TD, 21 INT; 174 car, 1,088 yards, 20 TD