"Number one, I like the coaching staff," Kearns said. "The offense because the offense I run at my high school is similar to the one the run at Northwestern, and the academics are second to none."
His current interest level in the Wildcats is a "9 out of 10".
Recently, Kearns took a visit to Duke, which he said was comparable to that at NU.
"I'd say that Duke and NU are like the same school, but Duke is in the South and Northwestern is in the North. I'd probably have to say they are exactly even, both have great academics, but Northwestern is in the Big 10, and Duke is not a football school."
Kearns' main goal as a college student-athlete is to graduate at the top of his class. He is undecided on what he will major in, but is leaning towards business. His list is currently wide open right now, and he is keeping his options open. Kearns does not have a timetable on his decision.
As a junior in 2010, Kearns caught 25 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns, but those numbers were slightly hurt by the loss of Lexington's star quarterback. After that injury, LHS became primarily a running team. Off the field, Kearns carries a 3.6 grade point average.