USC Recruiting

QB Nunez hopes to play as freshman

Lorenzo Nunez at Harrison High on National Signing Day.
Lorenzo Nunez at Harrison High on National Signing Day.

Quarterback Lorenzo Nunez will enter a wide-open quarterback race at South Carolina when he enrolls in June. The four-star dual-threat athlete from Kennesaw, Ga., spoke about his future on National Signing Day.

Question: What do you think of your chances to play right away?

Answer: I’m just going to work hard and just show the coaches my ability to play at SEC level, and then it’s up to them.

Question: The QB position at USC is wide-open. Do you know Connor Mitch, Perry Orth or Michael Scarnecchia?

Answer: I met them when I went to my official visit, and my other visits there. I don’t know what kind of players they are, on the field, because I haven’t seen them play before. But that’s not a big factor to me. I’m just going to go out there and try to win that spot.

Question: Have USC’s coaches talked about redshirting you?

Answer: No sir, not at all.

Question: Do you think you can handle playing right away?

Answer: Deshaun Watson did it at Clemson. To have that ability to play as a true freshman would be great.

-- David Cloninger