It is another day in the life four-star quarterback Josh Nunes (6-4, 207, 4.85) from Upland, Calif., and ho hum another offer making it number 20 for the talented signal caller from the Inland Empire. Nunes is busy this weekend competing in Santa Barbara, Calif., in quarterback guru Steve Clarkson's Super 7 quarterback camp. The best in the nation are there to compete.
This past Thursday afternoon Nunes received his 20th offer from Duke. Offense coordinator and quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper extended an offer to Nunes after watching him throw in the hail and rain Thursday afternoon at Upland High School.
" Coach Roper told Coach Tim Salter (Upland Head Football Coach) and I, that it only took him two minutes to realize that Duke University needed to offer him," Upland assistant coach/recruiting coordinator Mike Esquivel said. "With the rain and hail pouring Josh was lights out in his performance this afternoon and impressed Coach Roper in live action. He compared Josh like many other coaches have said already to Peyton Manning. Peyton is one of Josh's favorite players in the NFL as well."
Nunes had the following to say about his latest offer.
"I have been in contact with Coach Roper quite a bit and it was great to finally see him in person," Nunes said. "It was unusual weather when he came today, however it allowed him to see me throw in the rain and show him what I can do with the football in extreme weather conditions like today.
"It's also a real bonus with the academics that Duke has to offer," Nunes said. "Another cool thing I learned from talking to the coaches is that they have a very experienced coaching staff.
"Some of those coaches have coaching experience from the National Football League," Nunes said. "I can tell they are going to get things turned around at Duke. Coach Roper had the opportunity to coach Eli Manning at Ole Miss and Head Coach David Cutcliffe has coached many great quarterbacks in the past at different schools."
Besides Duke and Nunes has offers from the likes of Arizona, Arizona State, California, Stanford, BYU, San Diego State, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Louisville, SMU, Florida, Tennessee and Harvard.
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 and he's smart too, his 4.6 GPA has Harvard coming to table.