Nunez Ready To Show What He Can Do

After missing most of the past season with an injury, 2017 Iowa Western QB Andre Nunez (6-2, 208) is ready to show the world what he can do...

"I got injured on the first play of the second game when we played Butler, so I got a medical redshirt," Nunez told "I had a small tear in my MCL. I didn't need surgery. I just rehabbed and got back to 100%."

As a freshman in 2014, Nunez helped lead Glendale Community College in California to a 9-2 record by completing nearly 62% of his passes for 1,144 yards with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.

"I'm more of a pass first guy, but I can definitely use my legs to make the big play and use them when I need to," Nunez noted. "This offseason, I've focused more on the mental part of my game. Reading coverages so I can make quicker reads, knowing the playbook like the back of my hand so I know where I want to put the ball each play, stuff like that."

So far, recruiting has been going along at a bit of a trickle, as most schools want to get a look at him this fall before they decide what they want to do, but recently he hauled in his first offer and he's hoping that will start to get more schools involved.

"Southern Illinois offered me," Nunez said. "They really liked me and were surprised that I didn't have any offers. They like my style of play and it fits their system. I think once you turn on my film you can see what I can do and what I'm capable of. I just think schools were a little nervous to make that first offer."

In addition to the Salukis, Eastern Michigan and North Texas have both been showing him interest as well.

As a prep at Sierra Canyon High School in Chatsworth, California, Nunez was a standout on the football field and he had quite a few schools eyeing his talents, but he was unable to qualify, so he decided to go the JUCO route.

"As a freshman, I was all about football and I didn't take things as seriously as I should have in the classroom," Nunez said. "It took me a while, but I've got my head on straight now and I have a 3.0."

Nunez is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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