It appears the that the class of 2009 will be a special one for quarterbacks in the Golden State. One of the very best will be Josh Nunes (6-4, 190, 4.85) from Upland, Calif., will be among the very best quarterbacks in what appears to be a very solid group for the class of 2009.
Earlier Nunes picked up his first offer from Hawai'i, now Arizona becomes his first offer from a Pac 10 school and there is a good chance that he will have a few more offers when September 1st rolls around.
Nunes is a tireless worker who has attended the NIKE Camp in Los Angeles, and the Elite 11 Camp held in Berkeley in May. He also attended camps at Stanford, USC and UCLA.
At the USC camp out of approximately 50 quarterbacks there, Nunes was considered to be among the top five with Dominique Blackman and fellow class of 2009 signal-caller Tate Forcier.
Obviously Nunes had a very good showing at the Stanford camp, too, because good news may be on its way.
"We talked to Stanford assistant Coach Tim Drevino," Upland assistant coach Mike Esquivel said. "He told us the Cardinal staff is very high on Josh and that they may have some very good news in a couple of weeks.
"Josh also enjoyed his time at both the USC and UCLA camps," Esquivel said. "He was disappointed that he could only make one day at UCLA's camp because of a previous commitment to Stanford's camp. He went straight to UCLA's camp right after Stanford before even made it home."
Right Nunes has an early list of Hawai'i, Arizona, Stanford, UCLA, USC and BYU has favorites. It goes without saying that this list could change at anytime because it is very early in the recruiting process.
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.
In an earlier interview with Upland coach Tim Salter, he had 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."
Salter's last statement becomes more truthful by the moment.