Foothill High junior quarterback Kyle Kearns found what he was looking for at SMU, announcing Tuesday he has orally committed to coach June Jones' program.
"The overall package at SMU is unparalleled by any other college out there," said Kearns, who visited SMU in April. "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, who is 6-foot-3, 196-pounds and rated the 12th-best 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."
The 6-4, 330-pound McKenzie, who is ranked third at his position nationally by Scout.com, is the son of Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie.
The San Jose SaberCats acquired offensive lineman Duke Robinson from the Philadelphia Soul in exchange for defensive lineman Julius Williams and future considerations. The team also announced the activation of quarterback Nick Stephens from the other league exempt list and the placement of fullback Odie Armstrong on injured reserve.
Robinson (6-4, 345) is a two-year AFL veteran. Before the AFL, Robinson was originally a fifth round draft pick of the Carolina Panthers in 2009 out of Oklahoma.
Stephens signed with the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent out of Tarleton State (Texas) in May of 2012 and appeared in two exhibition games.
Staff writer Phil Jensen and wire services contributed to this report.