The Arizona Wildcats got a solid boost to their 2019 recruiting class when quarterback Grant Gunnell committed to play for Kevin Sumlin at the next level.
The St. Pius X (Houston, Texas) High School star announced his decision via Twitter:
247Sports rates Gunnell as a 4-star player and a top-100 recruit.
He had initially committed to Texas A&M but had a change of heart when the Aggies parted ways with Sumlin.
The 6'6", 222-pound passer wound up choosing Arizona over the likes of Alabama, LSU, Ohio State and Oregon. His commitment gives the Wildcats their first 4-star recruit for 2019, bumping the program's class up to No. 55 overall in 247Sports' rankings.
This represents Sumlin's first big splash since being hired in January. It's a nice boost to start his tenure after ending his Texas A&M career with four consecutive five-loss campaigns.
Still with a season to play, Gunnell has already put together an impressive highlight package, via MaxPreps:
In Gunnell, the Wildcats may have found their eventual successor to Khalil Tate. The star quarterback found himself in the Heisman Trophy conversation last year, but now entering his junior season, it won't be long before the team will have to move on to the next wave.