Nunes Takes Unofficial Visits

The 6-4, 205-pound quarterback prospect from Upland (Calif.) High, Josh Nunes, visited Stanford for its Junior Day two weekends ago and then UCLA for its Meet-and-Greet last Saturday and talks about his impressions of the two schools...

Upland (Calif.) quarterback Josh Nunes (6-4, 205) has been busy the past two weekends, taking unofficial visits to a pair of Pac-10 schools.

Nunes was at Stanford the first weekend in March for Junior Day and last weekend he was at UCLA for a Meet-and-Greet with the Bruin staff.

"Both of these were just awesome," said Nunes. "I loved both of the campuses and both of the coaching staffs. It was a great chance to get to know them both better."

Nunes, the owner of five scholarship offers, has one from Stanford, and his visit to Palo Alto last week went well for him.

"The Stanford trip went great and it was great seeing the coaching staff," said Nunes. "I got to see most of the campus. I just went for the one day for Junior Day. But I got to spend a lot of time with Coach (Jim) Harbaugh himself, and then Coach (David) Shaw. I think Coach Harbaugh is a great guy."

Nunes also left impressed with the Stanford campus and facilities. "The campus is great. There is a lot of heritage there and it's everything it is written up to be," said Nunes. "And the stadium is great. It's top of the line, state of the art."

After visiting The Farm, Nunes made a much shorter drive, taking a visit to UCLA last Saturday.

"I got to spend some time with Coach (Rick) Neuheisel, and got to meet Coach (Norm) Chow for the first time. Coach Chow is such a great name, and with all of the guys he's coached, he really knows what he's doing," said Nunes.

Nunes was able to take a closer look at the facilities on the UCLA campus for the first time. "I got a good look at them and they are state of the art themselves," said Nunes.

The highlight for him, though, was the UCLA-Cal basketball game. "The atmosphere was incredible, and I got to watch it with Coach Neuheisel," said Nunes. "It really shows a lot of the spirit that the fans had. I really enjoyed that part of the trip."

While Nunes doesn't own an offer from UCLA, he's hopeful that one could materialize. "They said they would keep in touch with me and I want to attend their camp and get things going from there. I don't know which one I'll be attending though, either the one-day or the three-day one," said Nunes. "It's nice that they're local because I'll probably attend a couple of practices and Junior Day."

While Nunes said that Stanford and UCLA are two of his favorites, he's not closing the door on any school yet.

Nunes said, "There are a couple of other schools talking to me, and I'll go attend some camps. I've had a couple schools that have said they will come by during the spring and evaluate me further." said Nunes. "I'll be attending Colorado's and BYU's Junior Day and hitting up some practices at some other schools."

Nunes is planning on attending the New Level/Scout Pass Camp this weekend in Las Vegas.

He 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 said he has a 4.5 GPA with three honors classes and scored a 1900 on the SAT.


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