Just when four-star quarterback prospect Josh Nunes (6-4, 205, 4.8) from Upland, Calif., was beginning to slow the recruiting pace down a bit, the talented gunslinger received another very impressive offer today from one of the best and most prestigious programs in the country.
Nunes was beginning settle in on lowering the list of schools to a manageable level because he wants to make his college decision after Memorial Day so he can concentrate on his senior year.
While the timetable is still in place, with Tennessee offering and Cal getting a commitment today things are changing some for Nunes.
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"I talked to Tennessee on the phone today during my PE class with (UT offensive coordinator) Coach Dave Clawson," Nunes said. "It was a real positive and upbeat conversation and he offered me. He let me know that they didn't want to wait to get an offer out to me and wanted to make it official before he gets out to my school next week."
" It was a real honor to be able to receive an offer from such a powerhouse organization with such a great history at quarterback," Nunes said. "I'm excited to get to know the staff better and be able to have such a great option like Tennessee."
"They're definitely going to be at the top of my list as I begin to narrow down my choices by the end of this May," Nunes said. "This made losing Cal as one of my top five a pretty easy pill to swallow.
"I know of quite a few coaches that'll be making it out to my spring practice and I can't wait to get to throw for them and quite a few have been out already including Tennessee, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Colorado, BYU, Boise State, Purdue, USC, Cal, SMU, Oregon State, Stanford, Wisconsin, Arizona State, and Texas Tech to name a few.
"I appreciate the time that these coaches take to come out and see me and I love to talk on the phone and get to know them better," Nunes said. "It was a great day with a Tennessee offer."
Tennessee joins Oklahoma, 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 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, he carries a 4.6 GPA.