Four-star quarterback prospect Josh Nunes (6-4, 205, 4.8) from Upland, Calif., has had a very busy spring. His family logged over 3,000 miles checking out schools. When you have some of the nation's top schools clamoring for your services then you have to get an up close feel to help make your decision. The talented signal caller from Upland just landed offer number 16 from one of the nation's best football programs.
Oklahoma is the latest school to offer Nunes making his total up to 16. He received his offer from the Sooners Monday Evening (May 5th). Nunes has been in recent contact with Oklahoma quarterback coach, Josh Heupel.
"I was able to have a great conversation last night with Coach Heupel," Nunes said. "I got to know quite a bit more about the Sooner program and what they have going on in and around campus. He seems like a great guy.
"It's a cool feeling to be watching them on TV the past year and then to be talking to them on the phone and receive an offer," Nunes said. "It's almost surreal. I can't wait to get to know the staff better and continue to get recruited by such a top program."
Oklahoma joins Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Stanford, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas Tech, Boise State, SMU, Louisville, BYU, San Diego State, and Utah that are just some of the headliners who have offered.
One school that hasn't offered, but appears to be very much in the hunt is UCLA. Nunes took in some practices this past spring and was at the spring game.
Though the Bruins haven't offered the interest is definitely there. Upland will be one of the few campuses that UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow will be visiting this spring. He will be on the campus on May 21st to watch Nunes throw.
Nunes wants to make an early decision so he can concentrate on his senior season and mentoring his younger brother who will be a sophomore and is backing him up a the quarterback position for Upland.
In a previous press release Nunes had the following to say.
"On the day after Memorial Day, Tuesday May 27th, I plan to announce my top 5 choices. Shortly after that I plan to pick my college."
"I want to make my decision by that time for several reasons." Nunes said, "First, I am looking forward to spending my last summer with my brother, who is also my backup, 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."
"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."
"I have had a great time with the recruiting process and will be sad to see it end so soon. It's been fun to enjoy it with my family and friends." Nunes said, "I feel very fortunate to be offered from the schools that have been recruiting me and the fact that they have not placed any pressure at all on me to make this decision has made the experience so enjoyable. It would be great to play for any of them!"
Some lucky school will be very happy going into June knowing they have Nunes committed. Another thing to like about Nunes is his 4.6 GPA.
Nunes was co-League Offensive Player of the Year as a junior after he threw for 2,105, 14 touchdowns and only five interceptions in 216 attempts. He completed 124 of his passes hitting on 57.4 percent.