PLEASANTON -- Foothill High quarterback Kyle Kearns found what he was looking for at SMU.
Kearns, known for his strong arm and pocket presence, announced on Tuesday he has orally committed to June Jones' program.
"The overall package at SMU is unparalleled by any other college out there," said Kearns, who visited SMU in April on an unofficial visit. "It just felt like a great atmosphere. June's offense fits what I am as a quarterback and fits the type of system that I like to run."
Kearns, the No. 12 rated pro-style quarterback in the country by 247Sports.com, took an unofficial visit to Colorado last weekend. He has also taken unofficial visits to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Cal, and Stanford.
"I got a pretty broad perspective on what college is all about," said Kearns, a four-star recruit by rivals.com. "When I visited SMU, it was one of those visits where it doesn't really get any better for a college experience."
Foothill coach Matt Sweeney has seen Kearns, who is 6-foot-3 and 196 pounds, get bigger, stronger and improve in the classroom over the past three years. College scouts have flocked to the Foothill campus to see Kearns practice.
Sweeney is excited about Kearns' choice of colleges.
"For a quarterback, you get to play for June Jones, it couldn't get much better than that," Sweeney said.
Kearns, whose dad, Mike, played at Oregon, said he wants to live up to SMU's standards during his senior season at Foothill.
The talented Falcons, who were 8-3 in 2013 and averaged 36 points a game, have lofty goals.
"We'd like to win state, of course. That's the No. 1 goal," Kearns said. "But we'd also like to hang a banner in our gym of (North Coast Section, East Bay Athletic League) champions, which hasn't been done since 2006. We'd like to really make the senior season for me and the rest of the seniors the one to remember."