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3-star quarterback Brayden Zermeno commits to Arizona

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Arizona’s quarterback room has gone from nearly empty to quite full in just over a week.

The Wildcats landed a commitment from a second passer on Saturday, earning a pledge from 3-star California QB Brayden Zermeno after seeing USF transfer Jordan McCloud commit earlier in the day.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound Zermeno is ranked by 247Sports as the 48th-best pro-style passer in the 2021 recruiting class. He had been committed to Princeton since September but did not sign with the FCS program in December.

Zermeno, who also had offers from Maryland and San Diego State along with several other Ivy League schools, threw for 1,633 yards and eight touchdowns while rushing for two scores as a junior at Loyola High School in Los Angeles. California did not play high school football in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He is the third QB Arizona has added since hiring Jedd Fisch, the first being Washington State transfer Gunner Cruz who committed on Jan. 23. The Wildcats also have redshirt sophomore Kevin Doyle and freshman Will Plummer in the QB room.