The Kearns File
Hometown: Pleasanton, CA
High school: Foothill
2012 Stats: 2500 yards, 26 TD’s.
Ranking: Four-star (93 overall grade)
Analysis/breakdown: Kyle Kearns is a smart, reactive quarterback that has many elite tools at the quarterback position. He’s very decisive and knows where to go with the ball. Has very good anticipation and is excellent at throwing the ball to a spot or where the receiver will be instead of forcing it. Kearns is a rhythm passer, with his feet and arm very in-tune with each other. He gets good depth on his drops and has smooth footwork. Kearns has a quick and natural throwing motion with very good zip on his passes. He throws a nice deep ball and has good touch when throwing a short fade pattern. Kearns has good pocket awareness and seems to have the intangibles that good quarterbacks possess. Kearns shows nice accuracy, especially on his short to intermediate routes. He carries himself with a nice sense of urgency and gets through his reads nice a quickly. Kearns plays a lot from both underneath center and in shotgun so he will be prepared for any offense he plays in college.
Improvements/ concerns: Kearns doesn’t have great size and he’s not going to throw the ball through a wall, but he has more than a serviceable arm. Kearns has limited mobility/ athleticism. Kearns can benefit by having a higher release point on his throws, especially for not being a very tall quarterback.
NFL Comparison: Ryan Nassib (Syracuse- New York Giants)
Recruitment: Although Kearns is only at the start of his junior year, he has yet to pick up his first major scholarship offer. Kearns has thrown for the Michigan coaches and is supposed to talk to the coaches again this week on the phone. In addition to Michigan, schools like Notre Dame, Texas, Alabama, Stanford, Washington and Oregon State have shown interest. Kearns has unofficially visited Oregon, Texas, Georgia, Vanderbilt, and Stanford.