Four-Star QB Enjoys ASU Visit

The Sun Devils are just one of a dozen or so schools in pursuit of blue chip signal caller Josh Nunes. Even if the Upland (Calif.) QB does pledge in a few months, the battle for his services will be extremely fierce. The fact that he visited ASU during its spring game was an important step in the process for ASU, as Nunes told Devils Digest that he was impressed with his trip to Tempe.

"It went great," said the 6-4 205 Josh Nunes of his unofficial visit to Arizona State. "I got to meet Coach Erickson is the morning, got to take a look around there…it was a good day. It's a great program, and I was very impressed with the skill players they have."

"I like how the offense spreads things out and puts an emphasis on throwing the ball. They had a great year last year and I'm sure they'll do even better this year."

Nunes is being recruited by ASU safeties coach Matt Lubick and received a scholarship offer from the maroon and gold four weeks ago.

The Nike Combine, Elite 11 and the Super 7 are the combines that the Upland standout plans on participating in the next several weeks. He doesn't plan on attending any team camps. "In January I'll be playing at the ESPN Bowl," he added.

In his junior campaign Nunes threw for 2,105, 14 touchdowns and only five interceptions on 124-of-216 passing (57.4 percent). He earned Co-MVP honors of the Baseline League.

He earned all-state underclass sophomore team honors after starting at quarterback for Upland (Calif.) High in 2006. Threw for 1,388 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for seven touchdowns.

"As a quarterback you always have to work on accuracy," said Nunes of his skills. "You can never be too accurate. I'm a big student of the game and I do a good job with my reads, which helps me complete the long passes and the short ones. In spring ball (starting May 12) I'm gonna work on getting into a good rhythm with the wide receivers."

Nunes admitted that the recruiting process has been very hectic and that "all my upcoming weekends are booked doing recruiting stuff…I know that Arizona State and a lot of other schools will be at my spring practices during the evaluation period."

Highly recruited quarterbacks, such as Nunes, usually make their commitment before the season. The Upland star hinted that he also may be leaning that direction. "I'd like to take some official visits," he stated. "We'll see if it (the recruiting process) will last that long. There's a lot of pressure to commit early, but it would also be nice to take some official visits."

With a 4.5 GPA and an SAT score of 1900, Nunes is already academically qualified. Thus, academics will play a big role in his ultimate decision. "I'm also looking for a good program, good staff and a school that has good tradition," he said. "The surrounding area of the school will also have a big part."

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