2009 QB Prospect Josh Nunes

The 6-4, 205-pounder from Upland, Josh Nunes, is among the best quarterbacks in the west for 2009, not only able to get it done on the field but in the classroom, with a 4.5 GPA. He talks about his early recruitment...

Upland (Calif.) quarterback Josh Nunes (6-4, 205) is sitting on three scholarship offers, but he's hopeful the next few weeks he'll collect more.

"I've been offered by Hawaii, Arizona and Colorado," said Nunes. "I've been talking to a few more, though, so we'll see in the next couple of weeks what else comes up."

Nunes said he's very interested in the Pac-10, but he's maintaining an open position on his favorites. "Right now, I'm definitely leaning towards playing in the Pac-10, that would be of high interest. But I'm still pretty much open," said Nunes. "UCLA, Stanford, BYU and Notre Dame are some of the schools I'm really interested in."

Nunes attended some UCLA games last fall when the prior coaching regime was in Westwood, but he's not spoken to the new staff much. "I haven't really talked too much with them, but I know that there is a plan for me to go out there to UCLA and meet with them and talk some more. Because I have a lot of interest in UCLA, I'd like to meet the coaching staff and have them watch more of my film," said Nunes. "They have two ex-NFL quarterback coaches and offensive coordinators in Coach (Rick) Neuheisel and Coach (Norm) Chow. That would be a dream staff to play for."

In fact, the coaching staff at whichever school he chooses will be a factor in his decision. "I'd say meeting the coaching staff, see who I'm dealing with, is a big part of where I'll choose. The school itself, what kind of tradition it has, what kind of academics it has. But a lot of it would be the college itself. I'd want to meet the coaches and see what kind of players the team has. Location wouldn't mean much," said Nunes.

At this point, though, Nunes said he's in no rush and doesn't hold a favorite. "I'm pretty much open right now," said Nunes. "I'd like to take the spring to visit some schools and meet some coaches before I start narrowing it down."

Nunes has been a part of a pro-style offense and a spread offense while at Upland, and he thinks the versatility of the Highlanders offense will benefit him. "For me, I'm an adaptable guy," said Nunes. "I like pro-style offenses where I drop back, but we also ran a two-back, spread offense too so I could do both."

The plan is for Nunes to do a few camps and combines this spring, though he's not sure which school camps he'll do. His schedule includes the Scout.com Combine, the Elite 11 regional camp and a Nike Camp.

Nunes 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.

A stellar student, Nunes has a 4.5 GPA with three honors classes and scored a 1900 on the SAT.


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