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Nunes picks up offer No. 8

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Four-star quarterback Josh Nunes (6-4, 205, 4.8) from Upland, Calif., continues on a tear as hot on the heels of an offer from Cal, the Sun Devils of Arizona State offered him a scholie 24 hours later.
"The past 48 hours have been the best time in my life," Nunes said. "I would have never thought to have two offers from two Pac-10 Universities in a 48 hour time span.
"I am greatly honored and astonished at the moment," Nunes said. "I have put in a lot of hard work in the past three years into football here at Upland, and it is paying off for me right now.
"Coach (Tim) Salter has coached a lot of great quarterbacks in his coaching career at Upland before me and I am honored and lucky to be feeding off his knowledge that he has coaching the quarterback position, learning how to read coverage and progression reads.
"The whole Upland football program is just awesome and I'm glad to be part of it. The fun is about to start for me coming up here shortly.
"I have a few camps that are coming up that I'm looking forward to," Nunes said. "These camps will have great talent there and I can't wait to compete with some of the best at my position.
"Quarterbacks like Matt Barkley ( Mater Dei), Richard Brehaut ( Los Osos), Tate Forcier ( Scripps Ranch) and Clark Evans ( Los Alamitos) to name a few. I have great respect for each and every one of those guys. It's going to be a blast and I can't wait."
On Thursday (March 20th) Salter brought in Nunes into his office after his work out. He had Empire recruiter Al Simmons and Cal Head Football Coach Jeff Tedford was on Coach Salter's Cell phone waiting to tell Nunes that they were going to offer him
"The offer from Cal was a total surprise," Nunes said. "I was so excited to hear that they had offered me.
"They have a strong rich tradition of winning up there and having a great coaching staff from top to bottom every year. Coach Tedford has coached many great quarterbacks in the past and Cal seems to always be a national contender on a consistent basis each season.
"Since I plan on going into the engineering field, Cal is an obvious choice in that field, since they are among the top engineering programs in the nation. It was a great honor to talk to Coach Tedford and receive an offer.
"I have great respect for him as a coach and how he has developed players like Kyle Boller, Aaron Rodgers and Nate Longshore.
"I'm still wide open on which college I would like to attend, but I know pretty soon I'm going to have to start narrowing it down."
When Upland goes on Spring Break in two weeks, Nunes will take that time to pay unofficial visits to Oregon, Oregon State, Boise State, BYU and Utah. In April he plans on visiting UCLA practices as well.
Nunes was on the Westwood campus last Friday and took in the UCLA/Long Beach State baseball game.
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.
ASU joins Cal, Utah, San Diego State, Colorado, Arizona, Stanford and Hawai'i, as teams that have already offered Nunes a scholie.
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