There is no question that 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.
Though Nunes has only been playing the position since his freshman season in high school. He has already picked up a rare scholarship to play quarterback on the D-I level and he hasn't played a down as a junior.
What does that tell you about his quarterbacking ability. He still has an abundance of untapped potential.
"This past Tuesday ( May 29th 2007) Josh received his first offer from the University of Hawai'i," Upland assistant coach Mike Esquivel said. "Head Coach June Jones and quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison called myself and Upland Head Football Coach Tim Salter Tuesday afternoon to tell us about there offer to Josh.
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."
Seems almost prophetic with the news of earlier this week.
Nunes had the following to say to Rivals.com after a strong NIKE Camp performance last April in Los Angeles.
"A lot of my decision when the time comes will be based on academics," Nunes said. "I'm pretty serious about academics, I carry a 4.5 GPA."
Nunes will also be looking for a college that has a good staff and integrity in the program and players.
At the time of the interview Nunes mentioned UCLA, USC and Stanford as schools he was interested. Looks like there is another school to consider.
There will be a lot more about Nunes before his recruitment is done.