"The visit went awesome," Kern said. "The good thing about it was finally getting to meet the new staff. I already knew I loved the school since I had been there before. This trip was just so I could meet the staff and get to know them and things with that went awesome, so I feel great."
The 6-foot-5, 185-pound signal caller never waivered in his commitment to Arizona despite the coaching change, and this weekend helped to reinforce that he made the right choice by sticking with the Wildcats.
"I wouldn't say I had any doubts, but there were some things I didn't really know," Kern said. "That was just things about the staff, I had talked to them a couple of times on the phone, but this weekend really refreshed everything and made it perfect."
Kern had a strong relationship with UA's former quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo and has already made progress on forming a bond with his new coach Rod Smith.
"With the old staff I mainly dealt with coach Scelfo," Kern said. "Me and Coach Scelfo had a great relationship, but the staff now I feel great about. I feel bad for what happened, but I definitely am comfortable at Arizona.
"With Coach Smith, I think we're both on the same page and we're both excited about what's to come at University of Arizona. I know I'm really excited from the things he said and I can't wait to get up there. He seems like a great guy and I feel like we're going to be on the same page with pretty much everything."
After meeting with Coach Rodriguez, Kern is confident that he not only has a great head coach, but that he's also entering a system offensively in which he'll be able to thrive.
"The thing with the whole staff is that Coach Rodriguez told us they're pretty much a huge family," Kern said. "Coach Rodriguez talked about how they've moved different places together and in their new environment they're trying to do great things. He's definitely a nice guy. He got to know us and he's definitely a player's coach.
"In his system I feel like I'll fit well. Whatever they ask me to do I'm going to do the best I can. I was rated as a pro-style quarterback, but in high school and the offense we ran I was getting as many carries as our running back and I ran for close to 1000 yards."
After such a successful official visit, Kern is ready to sign in just a few short weeks with the program he's been committed to for nearly 10 months.
"I'm 100 percent to Arizona and I feel great about it," Kern said.