Class of 2012 Introduction: Josh Kern

San Antonio Clark went 13-1 last year with SMU 2010 signee Hayden Greenbauer under center, and the Cougars, despite losing several starters, don't look to miss a beat in 2010. One of the new faces, 6-foot-4 junior quarterback Josh Kern, should emerge as a big-time prospect this fall.

Clark High School enjoyed a fantastic year in 2009, recording a 13-1 mark and advancing to the fourth round of the Class 5A Division 1 playoffs. The Cougars scored more than 30 points in eight games last year, but they'll have to replace several players, including the quarterback.

Enter Class of 2012 signal-caller Josh Kern. At 6-foot-4, 175-pounds, Kern has prototype height, especially for a young QB, and he's ready to show what he can do this fall.

"We had a great offensive line last year," said Kern, "and we'll have a lot of new starters, although we have a good running back returning in Ryan Jones. We'll be smaller this year.

"I saw some action last year once we got up big in a game. Most of the time, it was against the other team's starting defense. Our base set is the I-formation and we'll probably use a lot of rollouts when we pass the ball. I prefer to throw on the run."

Kern attended camp earlier this summer at SMU, Texas A&M, and Texas.

"SMU was the only camp that had less than 20 quarterbacks there," Kern said. "I liked the coaches there and I'd like to go there for college. I'll be honored to play football for any college."

In the 2009 playoffs, Clark defeated San Antonio Wagner, Austin Bowie, and Del Rio before dropping a 37-20 decision to state runner-up Westlake at Heroes Stadium.

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