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The Final Cockdown: #19, Lorenzo Nuñez

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The quarterback-turned-WR looks to make a splash in his sophomore year.

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Lorenzo Nuñez

Sophomore

Wide Receiver/Quarterback

6’3”, 205

Kennesaw, GA

Recruitment

A four-star dual threat QB, Nuñez was ranked as a top 15 player at that position in the class of 2015. He received offers from Arizona State, Boston College, Charlotte, Clemson, Kentucky, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas A&M and others before settling on the Gamecocks in May 2014.

College Career

Nuñez was called upon against Kentucky, where he recorded 40 yards on a pair of carries. In the Georgia game, he was sharp while spelling Perry Orth, going 4-5 through the air while rushing for 76 yards on 10 carries. After Steve Spurrier anointed him the starter for the UCF game, the freshman looked in games against the Knights and Mizzou before a shoulder injury slowed him down. He would then see sporadic action against Texas A&M, Tennessee and Florida before a nice showing in the Clemson game (10 carries, 75 yards). He didn’t participate through much of spring after suffering a knee injury.

2016 Outlook

Nuñez’s role will change in 2016 as he will suit up at wide receiver. The staff hopes to utilize his athleticism and skill set to boost a thin WR corps that lost a significant amount of production. However, Will Muschamp has said that Nuñez will see some time at quarterback as well.