Since he made his decision over the summer, Kern has heard from some other schools, but remains solid in his commitment.
"When I committed, things calmed down a little bit, but I still receive mail from some schools," Kern said. "Everything is still going good with Arizona and my commitment is as strong as ever."
Kern says that when he thinks about how Arizona has done this season, his attention automatically turns to the fact that the Wildcats have had the hardest schedule in the country. In fact, he says it is often the topic of discussion when talking to the Arizona coaching staff.
"I think I have seen almost every game," he said. "It is a tough schedule. That is mostly what I think about when I see them struggle.
"The coaches agree that the schedule has been tough, but they tell me that everybody needs to step up and get better and they are not that far away."
Kern talks to his future position coach the most and says that the two have built a strong relationship so far.
"I talk every week with coach Scelfo about a lot of things," Kern said. "He is very easy to talk to and get along with, so our relationship is great."
Kern has had a solid season so far and says that he often takes the blame for when his high school team is unable to come up with a win.
"We have been pretty good," Kern said. "We started a little slow but then have been getting stronger. I feel like I have been playing pretty good. I always feel like I can play a little better, especially when we lose games. I feel I have a lot to do with that, even though it is a team effort."