Name: Lorenzo Nunez
Height/Weight: 6'3, 190 pounds
Hometown: Kennesaw, GA
Rating: 247Sports: Three Star Rivals: Four Star ESPN: Three Star
Lorenzo Nunez is the latest in a line of dual threat quarterbacks to commit to USC, joining players like Syvelle Newton, Connor Shaw and Brendan Nosovitch to name a few. Nunez selected USC over offers from the Clemson Tigers, ASU Sun Devils and Boston College Eagles, among others. His primary recruiter is listed as quarterbacks coach G.A Mangus.
Nunez didn't have the best senior year with his high school team. He didn't have a lot of luck in the passing game, which could be attributed to the fact that his school isn't one of the best in Georgia, but one thing that you have to love about this kid is his running ability. He has a 40 yard dash listed at about 4.54 which is about as fast as former quarterback Connor Shaw. With his running ability though, he reminds me more of former Michigan Wolverines quarterback, Denard Robinson. Nunez might be as quick as Robinson, but he makes cuts at about the same angle and is able to accelerate pretty fast. While there are doubts about his ability to stand tall in the pocket, he does have the ability to throw well while scrambling, which is an ability that can't be overstated. Thanks to that ability, he can take pressure off of his wide receivers and make a play of of nothing.
While Nunez does posses a decent height, he will need to work on his weight. Considering how hard the SEC can be on running backs or even other dual threats, Nunez really needs to take the time to bulk up this fall just to help prevent injury. As stated above, Nunez is much better on the run than he is in the pocket. He does show the ability to throw a nice spiral, but will need to work on his deep ball. He will also need to make sure that he goes through his progressions. On film he usually gets rid of the ball in a few seconds if he can't scramble, which could be that his offensive line isn't the greatest.
I feel that Nunez is a very raw player that will need time to adjust to college level football. Not only that, but he is a freshman working with Steve Spurrier, a coach who is known for having a complex offensive system that requires years for a quarterback to understand. I know that there are Carolina fans out there that hop he is able to come in and make a splash, but I don't see that happening. Nunez is a prime redshirt candidate because of this.