Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing in at 212 pounds with a 4.64 forty time on the books, Nunley has picked up early offers from Boise State, Colorado, and Duke. He's also fielding interest from Arizona, Washington, and Southern California. The Blue Devils were among his earliest offers and he's formed an early impression of Cutcliffe's program.
"Duke offered me midway through last season (2013). I am very impressed with how far the Duke football program has come the past couple years, especially last season. With how good their football program is becoming and the level of education Duke has to offer, I'm certainly going to consider them as one of my top options right now for playing in college."
His first point of contact was assistant Zac Roper, who has maintained the contact and coordinated the recruiting efforts from Durham.
"I met Coach Roper and he has been in contact with me the most. I would say that they do a good job at promoting their program to me, how it's an up and coming force and how they only recruit players that they feel have the character and attributes they are looking for."
Recently, the Blue Devils have moved forward with their pitch of being a top five academic option, and one of the top 25 teams in the country. That approach, along with the success on the field, has helped the team's cause it appears.
"It definitely helps my interest that their program is having so much success and recruiting so well. Everyone wants to win and compete for championships like they did last season."
As a California prospect, there's certainly a draw to stay on one side of the continent, but Nunley says he's willing to look anywhere that offers him a good fit.
"I'm pretty open right now as to what region of the country I go to college in. I'm going to try to do as many unofficial visits as I can this spring and summer to see some colleges I'm interested in and what it's like in those areas. Hopefully, that will help me know if I want to rule out any region or not."
But the evaluation process won't start to solidify until the camp season arrives and he's had a chance to move forward and see different programs.
"I am contacting the schools that have offered me, and others that I am interested in, about trying to setup unofficial visits and possibly camps between now and next fall. I don't have a set timeframe for making a decision on what school I attend, but being able to find a great fit prior to next season would be nice so that I could just focus on playing football and not have to deal with recruiting as much."