Nunes Sets a Decision Timetable

The quarterback prospect from Upland, Calif., Josh Nunes, has 15 scholarship offers and many other schools interested in him. He's decided to narrow down his list by a certain date, however, and even make a final decision...

Upland (Calif.) quarterback Josh Nunes has set the date when he'll narrow down his list of favorite schools to five.

"On the day after Memorial Day, Tuesday May 27th, I plan to announce my top five choices," Nunes said in an e-mailed statement. "Shortly after that I plan to pick my college."

He elaborated: "I want to make my decision by that time for several reasons. First, I am looking forward to spending my last summer with my brother, who is also my back-up, and, since this could possibly be the last time we play on the same team, help him with his quarterback training. I want to focus on my team and the upcoming season this summer without any distractions and be able to also enjoy some vacations with my family. And finally, I want to help my future school with recruiting, but also respectfully allow other schools who have offered me to continue their recruiting process with success."

Nunes list of schools that have offered him a scholarship stands at 15. It includes Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Louisville, Nebraska, New Mexico, San Diego State, SMU, Stanford, Texas Tech and Utah. In addition, Duke, Oklahoma, UCLA, Washington State and Wisconsin have been in contact with him and are considering offering Nunes.

"I have done a lot of homework on the schools that have offered me so far, and I will look closely at any school that offers me before Memorial weekend." Nunes said, "I have been truly blessed to already have so many great choices to choose from."

Nunes said he's not sure which schools could be next to offer, as Texas Tech and Nebraska were the most recent schools to extend him an offer.

"I've been in more contact with Duke and a couple other schools. I went to UCLA's Spring Game, and they were saying that they could be offering after I attend their camp (on June 7th)," said Nunes. "Right now, I'm just taking a level look. And then I will narrow it down to five before I make a decision."

Nunes took a whirlwind trip during spring break, visiting a slew of schools. And coaches from several other schools have either visited, or planned to visit the Upland camps, including Stanford, Boise State, Washington State, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

In the meantime, Nunes is gearing up for a few camps and combines that he's got scheduled in May.

"I'm going to the Elite 11 Camp in Berkeley and the Nike Camp at Stanford, then the Under Armour/Scout.com Combine at the Home Depot Center," said Nunes. "I'll probably go to UCLA's 1-Day Camp, but then after that, it's mostly just passing leagues for Upland. I'm not planning on going to any contact camps this summer."

Nunes was selected earlier this month to the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando. "That was really exciting," said Nunes. "I think I was one of the first to commit to playing in it. It's going to b great and at a bigger venue. I can't wait."

For Nunes, the idea that 15 schools, and potentially more, have offered him a scholarship, comes as somewhat of a surprise. He said, "Before I my freshman year, I never played football and I never really watched football. So I never saw this happening. It's been a great experience, and I've learned a lot and I've learned to love football."

This weekend, Nunes will take the SAT, having already scored a 1900 on his first attempt. He's also carrying a 4.5 GPA.

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.


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