The three-star standout was first offered by New Mexico State last September. On Monday, a second WAC school pulled the trigger.
"[Fresno State] Coach [Jeff] Grady and [head] Coach [Pat] Hill both came to [Centennial]," said Kessler. "They talked to my coached and offered me. I'm just really excited that they did. I really like Coach Hill and Coach Grady."
Numerous schools have shown interest in Kessler, including Alabama, Boise State, California, Notre Dame, Stanford, and UCLA among others. A number of them are monitoring him as the spring evaluation period approaches.
"[Cal] Coach [Andy] Ludwig was here last Friday to talk to my coaches," said Kessler.
Besides the U.S. Army Combine in San Antonio early this month, he performed well at the Elite 11 regional camp in Berkeley and Stanford Nike Camp last May. At USC's Rising Stars Camp, he was the top underclassman quarterback. He also camped at Cal, Fresno State and UCLA. Kessler capped his summer as arguably the top player at the Passing Down Camp in July.
While he denies a leader, he has expressed interest staying close to home. Besides the in-state schools, Boise State and Notre Dame have also peaked his interest, with the Irish being a favorite growing up.
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