Kearns, who started as a sophomore at Foothill, is no stranger to bigtime football, his father playing for Rich Brooks at Oregon in the 1980's.
Now Kearns is becoming a prospect to watch.
Last week, Kearns visited Stanford for an unofficial trip.
"Stanford is just at a completely different level as a program," said Kearns. "The reputation they're starting to build is incredible going back to Andrew Luck really getting them there."
Kearns enjoyed his time on the Farm.
"We got a tour of the facility and got to see the stadium, and we met with the coaches," said Kearns. "It was an all-around incredible visit. We met Coach Ron Lynn and Coach David Shaw and Coach (Mike) Sanford."
Sanford told Kearns he plans to see him this spring.
"Coach Sanford let me know the dates of their camps and said he wants to see how I work with him and Coach Shaw and see how their coaching staff is," said Kearns. "They want to see me throw in the spring and they'll get a chance to see if they like me and if I'm a good fit for their offense."
Stanford is one of the many schools that plan to see Kearns throw in the spring.
"Texas A&M is going to come to Foothill in the spring and they want me to camp there and Cal will be out, UCLA will be out and Boise State is very high on me. Coach Pete (Chris Petersen) wants to see me throw in person so I may go out to their camp. Michigan and Georgia have talked with me. And my quarterback coach Will Hewlett wants me to go to the Oregon State camp," said Kearns, who attends the same school current Beaver quarterback Sean Mannion did.
Kearns has visited UCLA already this spring.
"I talked to Coach (Taylor) Mazzone and he wants me to come down to their camp and run through the mechanics and the drills," said Kearns. "Their camp will have Matt Barkley, Christian Ponder and Brock Osweiler working out at it too."
Kearns said he's got some specific offenses in mind.
"I don't know that I'm really looking at the read-option offenses, but I'm a good fit in the shotgun offenses," said Kearns. "Cal runs an offense I think I fit in and Texas A&M, Stanford and Georgia are all good fits too."
Kearns will be camping at the Elite 11 next month in San Francisco as well as the Oakland NFTC and had a good showing at last month's Passing Down 7on7 in NorCal.
Academically, he has a 3.5 and will take the SAT as a junior, with plans to take it numerous times.