A signature quarterback recruit could be just what the Arizona and California programs need in order to get over the hump with their relatively new coaches.
Grant Gunnell fits that bit for both schools, and the 4-star pro-style passer has them in his top 3.
According to Rivals.com’s Adam Gorney, the Wildcats and Golden Bears are battling Ohio State for the 6-foot-6 prospect from Houston.
Gunnell is ranked by the 247Sports composite as the No. 97 player in the 2019 class, as well as the third-best pro-style QB and the No. 13 prospect from Texas. He has offers from 41 schools including Texas A&M, to whom he was committed until backing off that pledge in February, about a month after former A&M coach Kevin Sumlin was hired by Arizona.
In three seasons for Houston’s St. Pius X High School, Gunnell has thrown for 11,356 yards, 142 touchdowns and 21 interceptions while also rushing for 20 scores.