South Carolina Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier has said that he has no plans on redshirting four-star quarterback Lorenzo Nunez, which means that the team could have a true freshman seeing time under center this year.
David Caraviello of the Charleston Post and Courier reported Spurrier’s announcement on Twitter.
Spurrier on freshman QB Lorenzo Nunez: "We're planning on him playing this year."
— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) August 5, 2015
Spurrier also reiterated on the teleconference Fr. QB Lorenzo Nunez will likely not redshirt, saying USC plans to play him in 2015.
— Scott Hood (@ScottHood63) August 5, 2015
A former star at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia, near Atlanta, Nunez is a dual-threat quarterback whose ability to create offense using both the pass and his legs is a perfect fit in Spurrier’s system. Spurrier stopped short of naming Nunez the Gamecocks’ starter for its season opener against UNC on September 3, but the fact remains that Nunez is an intriguing option at the position considering how last year’s starter, Dylan Thompson, is now in the NFL.
Even if he isn’t the starter, the fact that Nunez is going to get playing time is huge, especially since Spurrier is known for playing multiple quarterbacks at once.
Of course, if anything more significant is announced regarding Nunez’s status, Campus Sports will update his story accordingly.
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