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Golden State soph QB will be big time

On a blustering cold and cloudy Sunday at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles a week ago an underclassman was unfazed the conditions and ended up having a pretty good day and was one of the best quarterbacks in attendance.
The signal-caller in question is Josh Nunes (6-4, 190, 4.85) from Upland, Calif.
The most amazing thing about Nunes is he's a neophyte to the game of football and that he displayed that much polish it is scary how good this guy could end up being. He still has a lot of untapped potential.
When you consider that Nunes has only been playing football since his freshman it is even more mind boggling.
Upland coach Tim Salter has nothing but praise for his young quarterback.
"Josh is one of the very best young quarterbacks in the CIF Southern Section, if not the state," Salter said. "His arm strength as a sophomore is off the charts.
"Josh is both physically and mentally tough. He has the qualities that make great leaders and that is an important trait for a quarterback to be successful. He's also a great student of the game and has already developed the maturity it takes to analyze game film.
"With all my of coaching experience , I believe that by the time Josh is a senior he will be one of the top national recruits for the class of 2009."
Nunes threw for 1,388 and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. His performance saw him earn second-team all-league and all-state underclass.
Nunes did not play weeks one and two then rotated with another quarterback week's three through six. His first start came in game seven when you take that into account his season takes on a whole different meaning.
It is kind of early to start thinking about schools for Nunes but his early favorites are UCLA, USC and Stanford.
"A lot of my decision when the time comes will be based on academics," Nunes said. "I'm pretty serious about academics, I carry a 4.5 GPA."
Serious indeed, his 4.5 GPA is on a 4.0 scale and that means he carries straight A's in honors courses.
Nunes will also be looking for a college that has a good staff and integrity in the program and players.
"The first time I picked up a football was my freshman year," Nunes said. "I've been learning the game on the fly.
"Coach Tim Salter and Coach Scott Schultz at Upland have been teaching me everything I know so far. Before I settled on football, I played basketball, baseball, golf and soccer," Nunes said. "Coach Mike Esquivel was the one that got me out there for football and everything took off."