South Carolina missed on its prime quarterback target in the 2014 cycle and ended up grabbing three-star signal-caller Michael Scarnecchia relatively late in the game. The 2015 cycle seems like it might not be nearly as dramatic for Steve Spurrier and company. The Gamecocks have already identified four-star prospect Lorenzo Nunez of Kennesaw (Ga.) Harrison as their top target, and the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback appears to be reciprocating USC's interest.
Nunez, the No. 199 overall prospect in the 2015 class according to the 247Sports Composite index, got an offer from South Carolina on March 28 and made an unofficial visit to Columbia, S.C. on April 12 for the Garnet And Black spring game. He visited N.C. State on the weekend of April 25 and came away feeling as thought the Wolfpack have recruited him the hardest. Ohio State is thought to be the third team in the mix for Nunez though it isn't clear if he's take for the Buckeyes at this point.
Nunez told Phil Kornblut of SportsTalk.com that the Gamecocks have a few factors working their favor:
"The offense fits me right and I like the campus and the atmosphere," said Nunez adding that he doesn't have a leader at this point among his final five but that NC State has recruited him the hardest.
As he considers his options, Nunez said there are few factors he's weighing.
"The relationship between me and the coaching staff," he said. "The school and the environment outside of school since you're not going to be there the whole time. And the students that you came with and the education."
In the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions, 16 of 20 recruiting analysts have Nunez picking South Carolina.
Here are Nunez's 2013 highlights: