Defensive end Bernardo Nunez has an impressive offer list and will have the opportunity to take official visits to some of the nation's top programs when the fall rolls around. The 6-2, 220 pound lineman from Hoboken, New Jersey is starting to think about official visits. Could he take one to NC State?
As a junior Nunez was a forced to be reckoned with, recording 130 tackles and 19 sacks while forcing two fumbles. He has had a relatively light summer schedule but knows things will heat up in the coming months.
"I haven't really been doing camps or anything, but I think this week I'm supposed to be going to Maryland to tour the campus," Nunez said. "That's about it for now. Then I plan on taking my official visits during the season.
"I know I'm going to think about going to schools like Oregon, Oklahoma and Pittsburgh. Then I really don't know. Maybe Rutgers or Maryland, or some place like that.
"If I get another offer early in the season and it's a school I like then I'll think about an official to that school, too. I'm just not totally sure at this point."
Nunez is hoping for offers from two other schools that have expressed interest up to this point, and he isn't ruling out an official visit to Raleigh.
"There are a couple of schools that said they will probably offer during the season," he explained. "Michigan State and Tennessee. I've always liked Michigan State since I was young. Of course, back in the day Tyrell Dortch went there, and he's from Hoboken. I'd look up to him. I know it's a good school in a tough conference.
"Tennessee is always in a good conference and always playing good teams. I've always wanted to be in that situation, playing against competition at or above my level. I'm sure their schedule is even tougher than Michigan State's. It's a great area and I've heard a lot about them. I want to get out there to see it.
"I haven't really heard too much from NC State lately. I was planning to go down there at some point. As a matter of fact I was thinking about taking an official visit down there when they play another team from the ACC. I want to take a look at their team. I know they're in a pretty tough league. Mario Williams went to that school. If he can go to the NFL from NC State then I could probably do the same."
Nunez plans on taking his five official visits before making a decision. He said that up to this point he has heard the most from the coaches at Pitt, Oklahoma, Oregon and Maryland.
He is a three-star prospect and rated the No. 38 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com.