Maybe the one position the Arizona Wildcats have the brightest future at is quarterback.
Khalil Tate will be at the helm for at least one more season — likely two — and once his time ends, Arizona will have high-three-star quarterbacks Jamarye Joiner and Kevin Doyle waiting in the wings. One is a dual-threat quarterback, the other is a pocket-passer, giving UA multiple dimensions at the position.
We’re a ways away before we have to worry about what comes after those two, but Kevin Sumlin is making sure a strong lineage continues.
The Wildcats appear to be the favorite to land 2019 four-star quarterback Grant Gunnell, as the last four Crystal Ball predictions have him selecting Arizona.
The Houston product officially visited the UA back in April and was once committed to Sumlin and Noel Mazzone at Texas A&M, so it’s easy to see why the Wildcats are seen as a threat.
Gunnell is the No. 96 player in his class and the No. 3 pro-style quarterback. The 6-foot-6 gunslinger has offers from Ohio State, Texas A&M, LSU, Oregon, Alabama, Oklahoma State, Florida State and several other Power Five schools.
Those aren’t schools Arizona is used to recruiting against, so landing Gunnell would be a coup for the Wildcats.
And the experts seem to think it’ll happen.