One of nations top QB's enticed by Jones

One of the nation's top signal callers is enticed by the offense that June Jones is running at Southern Methodist University. Jones and his staff while at Hawaii was the first to offer Josh Nunes of Upland (CA) when the young gunslinger was a sophomore.

One of the nation's top signal callers is enticed by the offense that June Jones is running at Southern Methodist University.

Jones and his staff while at Hawaii was the first to offer Josh Nunes of Upland (CA) when the young gunslinger was a sophomore.

SMU's quarterback coach Dan Morrison was in California Monday to visit Nunes' school.

"Coach Morrison came by the school today," Nunes told PonyStampede.com Monday night. "I have a great relationship with him; he and Coach Jones were the first to offer me, which will always be special to me."

Will that relationship and Jones' offense be enough to keep SMU in the race for the Scout.com four star prospect?

"I'm enticed by Jones' offense," Nunes said. "It's definitely an offense designed for the quarterback. I definitely have interest in SMU."

Nunes plans on narrowing his list to five schools at the end of May. Will SMU make that cut?

"We will have to see," Nunes said. "They are definitely in the running. I'm looking at academics, I'm looking at the type of coaches and I'm looking at where I can make a big impact."

Nunes currently has offers from Oklahoma, Tennessee, Louisville, Stanford, BYU, Texas Tech and SMU just to name a few.

It would appear that SMU fits the things that the strong arm signal caller is looking for. SMU was recently rated by Forbes as the 13th Best University in the country to go to school.

"I have done a little research on SMU, it has a great academic reputation," Nunes said. "I love the offense and it wouldn't be bad to be coached by Coach Morrison and Coach Jones. SMU has had a great tradition; Coach Jones is intent on returning them to that."

Nunes doesn't plan on attending any summer camps at any certain schools. His schedule is already booked up with the Elite 11 Camp, a Super 7 Camp in Santa Barbara and he has already been invited to the Scout.com All-American Under Armour Bowl in Florida in January.

"Right now I'm taking everything in stride," Nunes said. "I'm trying to put things into perspective. I don't have any favorites right now, I'm currently wide open."

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound quarterback is now focusing on getting ready to start spring football on Tuesday.

"I'm focused on having a great spring," Nunes said. "I'm excited that football season is here again."

Nunes has a 4.5 GPA and is coming off a strong junior year in 2007 in which he 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.


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