As Lucas Nunez improves his speed and athleticism with track and field in the spring, it also clogs his weekend schedule.
Nunez, a three-star wide receiver out of Bronx (N.Y.) Cardinal Hayes, could not attend a planned Saturday visit to Rutgers but remains high on the Scarlet Knights.
“I couldn’t make it to Rutgers because I had a track meet,” he said. “When I have track meets, it keeps messing up my schedule, so I won’t be able to visit Rutgers as much as I can.”
It throws a wrench in his spring plans as far as visits go, but Nunez remains in touch with the Rutgers staff. Defensive backs coach Bill Busch and recruiting assistant Matt Hewitt are the two top contacts for Nunez along with head coach Chris Ash.
“Every day they’ll be texting,” Nunez said. “I keep in contact with the coaches. They wonder how I’m doing at school, how my grades are looking and what I’m up to in the offseason, so it’s basically every day.”
While the 5-foot-8, 170-pound Nunez admits he needs to learn more about Rutgers, he is confident in his ability to contribute at the next level.
“I think I would fit pretty good (into the offense),” Nunez said. “I’m not too sure what type of offense they run, but if they get the ball in my hands, I’m pretty sure I can make a couple of plays for them.”
Nunez also holds offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina and Albany. He increasingly hears from in-state programs Syracuse and Stony Brook.
With the spring evaluation period around the corner and time to make a case for himself in the fall, Nunez does not have a decision timeline in place.
“I haven’t made a decision (on when to commit), but spring, offseason I’m trying to just get ready for the football season,” Nunez said. “Then track will just help me with my speed, so I’m just working on it in the offseason and trying to have a great season again this year.”