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Grant Gunnell | Quarterback

Team: Arizona Wildcats
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 207

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ESPN's Tom Luginbill compared Arizona four-star 2019 verbal QB commit Grant Gunnell to Stanford QB K.J. Costello.
"Both Costello and Gunnell have high, over-the-top releases and are pocket players with good feet," Luginbill writes. He believes that the 6-foot-6, 206-pounder is "as good a passer, if not better, than what Arizona currently has on its roster." That would include starter Khalil Tate, who is hell-on-wheels as a runner but still has work to do in his development as a passing threat (though he flashed on plenty of occasions last season). In the ESPN 300, Gunnell ranks as the No. 182 overall prospect in the 2019 class. Fri, Jun 8, 2018 03:32:00 PM

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Arizona received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 QB Grant Gunnell.

Gunnell (6'6/207) makes for the biggest commitment yet in HC Kevin Sumlin's developing outfit down in the desert. He was also seriously considering Ohio State and Cal. 247Sports analyst Steve Wiltfong writes that the newest baby Wildcat brings to the table "pocket presence, anticipation and marksmanship to all levels of the field." We're typically reticent to throw around high school numbers -- they just aren't that informative to a college development in many cases -- but Gunnell's are shiny enough to warrant notice. As a high school junior in 2017, he threw for 4,936 yards with a silly 61/6 TD/INT ratio. The 247Sports composite board sees him into fray at No. 97 overall in the 2019 class.
Source: 247Sports
Thu, Jun 7, 2018 05:01:00 PM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 QB Grant Gunnell said that the three favorites for his pledge are Arizona, Ohio State and Cal.

We already knew that Rivals' No. 70 overall prospect in the class was keen on Arizona and Ohio State, but Cal's something of a fresh face. The 6-foot-6, 207-pound Gunnell visited the program in April and told Rivals that he's intrigued by their recent quarterbacking pedigree with Davis Webb and Jared Goff. Looks like Oklahoma State -- who had been considered a player for his signature -- might be taking a step back in this equation. We're most interested in his potentially landing with Arizona, as one of the key questions with the hire of HC Kevin Sumlin is just how much he can boost the Wildcats' recruiting profile. Rich Rodriguez's final recruiting class down in the desert finished at a limp No. 53 on the Rivals team rankings board.
Source: Rivals
Tue, May 29, 2018 02:18:00 PM

Rivals analyst Nick Krueger passes along that Arizona has made "the late charge in [uncommitted four-star 2019 QB Grant Gunnell's] recruitment."

Both Krueger and outlet recruiting director Mike Farrell view the Wildcats as a legitimate player to pick up Gunnell's pledge even in the face of heavy-hitter Ohio State and perpetual Big 12 contender Oklahoma State. Farrell writes that the 6-foot-6, 207-pound signal-caller is "a guy who fits what [Arizona HC Kevin] Sumlin wants to do offensively and he has a good relationship with the coaching staff, there so there’s a comfort level." Gunnell -- a former Texas A&M pledge -- ranks as Rivals' No. 70 overall prospect in the 2019 class. Given his previous connection to Sumlin when the coach was in College Station, his would be a nice commitment to help push Arizona on their way as they attempt to gain traction on the recruiting front in Sumlin's first year at the helm of the ship.
Source: Rivals
Thu, May 24, 2018 11:53:00 AM

Uncommitted four-star 2019 QB Grant Gunnell has taken official visits to Ohio State and Arizona over the past few weeks.

Gunnell (6'6/207) plans on making his commitment later this summer, around the time of the Elite 11 Finals. In addition to the Buckeyes and Wildcats, the Houston native is considering Cal, Oklahoma State and LSU. We like where his head's at, as he's interested in programs that do not have a starter locked in for the 2019 season as of yet. Gunnell's game is predicated on pinpoint accuracy more than a bazooka of an arm. We do believe he'll be able to up the arm strength by degrees once he hits the collegiate ranks. Rivals ranks the signal-caller as the No. 70 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Thu, May 10, 2018 01:31:00 PM

Rivals analysts Nick Kruger and Chad Simmons predict that uncommitted four-star 2019 QB Grant Gunnell will commit to Oregon.

Gunnell (6'6/207) recently made an unofficial visit to Oregon, helping to solidify the Ducks as a true contender for his pledge. Ohio State and LSU are also both programs to watch in this race. The Houston native could make his commitment in the relatively near future. He's an accurate quarterback, though not one with a developed howitzer of an arm. Rivals ranks him as the No. 70 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Sat, Mar 24, 2018 02:23:00 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Nick Krueger believes that Texas A&M remains a contender for uncommitted four-star 2019 QB Grant Gunnell.

Gunnell (6'6/207) backed off a pledge to the Aggies on Valentine's Day (love is a fickle mistress), but Krueger doesn't see this as a death blow for HC Jimbo Fisher and company. That's because in Fisher's short tenure with the program, Texas A&M has already pulled off the tricky three-step of picking up a commitment, losing that commitment and then later regaining that commitment. Specifically, they did so with four-star S Leon O'Neal and four-star DE Bobby Brown, both of whom put pen to paper with the program on National Signing Day earlier this month. If they're to regain Gunnell's pledge, they'll be fending off the likes of LSU (whom he is visiting this weekend), Arkansas, TCU and Ohio State, among others. Rivals ranks him as the No. 63 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
Source: Rivals
Fri, Feb 16, 2018 04:39:00 PM

Texas A&M four-star 2019 verbal QB commit Grant Gunnell has reopened his recruitment.

Gunnell (6'6/207) had been committed to the Aggies since June, but began to glance around at other potential options after the program parted ways with HC Kevin Sumlin following the close of the 2017 season. He indicated that while he's opening his recruitment back up, Texas A&M still remains in his mental hierarchy. As for what other schools are pushing for Gunnell, his decommitment came directly on the heels of Ohio State offering to him and he's also planning on taking an unofficial visit to LSU on Friday. Arkansas and TCU could additionally be in play, here. Gunnell ranks as the No. 49 overall prospect in the 2019 class on the 247Sports composite board, sliding in as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback for the cycle. His most immediately noticeable trait on the field is his accuracy. He's still developing his arm strength as he heads into his senior season at St. Pious X High School in Houston.
Wed, Feb 14, 2018 12:46:00 PM

Rivals notes that Texas A&M four-star 2019 verbal QB commit Grant Gunnell was mostly a non-factor at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

Per the outlet, "The Texas A&M commit made some nice passes in one-on-ones, but played fairly conservatively in the 7-on-7 tournament." One uneventful performance aside, the 6-foot-6, 207-pounder out of Texas offers a palatable frame for collegiate play and Greg Biggins of believes that Gunnell has a chance to develop into an NFL quarterback with the proper coaching as he develops.
Source: Rivals
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 04:29:00 PM

Texas A&M received a verbal commitment from four-star 2019 QB Grant Gunnell.

We are still waiting for the initial rankings on the 2019 class to be posted by the major recruiting outlets, but you can reasonably expect Gunnell to be pretty high up there when the time comes. The 6-foot-6, 207-pounder posted video game numbers during his sophomore season at St. Pious (Texas), throwing for 4,970 yards with a just-plain-silly 65/11 TD/INT ratio.'s Greg Powers writes that Gunnell is "a quarterback with the plus size that college coaches covet and with the frame potential and skill sets of a potential NFL draft pick one day with the right college development."
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 09:44:00 PM