Nunes commits to Tennessee

Upland High School quarterback Josh Nunes, regarded as one of the top signalcallers in the country, committed to Tennessee Tuesday evening according to Brett Hubbs at VolQuest.com. Nunes, ranked No. 181 in the latest Rivals top 250, committed to the Volunteers despite never having visited the campus. This is what he told Hubbs in the article, which is available to Rivals.com subscribers.

“I have talked to people and I have done a ton of research,” Nunes offered. “I know it can’t be a bad place and I know I have made the right choice for me. I can’t wait to see it. It’s just an unbelievable feeling that really I can’t describe. But to have a college home is not just a relief, but it’s exciting.”

Nunes picked Tennessee over roughly 30 other schools which were recruiting him. He narrowed that list Memorial Day weekend to a group of eight that included Arizona State, Florida, Stanford, BYU, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Harvard.

Expect more in Thursday’s Daily Bulletin and Sun.

Brehaut makes Elite 11

Los Osos quarterback Richard Brehaut continues to reap the rewards of his impressive showings at various college camps. The UCLA commit received another high honor Monday, as he was selected to participate in the 10th annual Elite 11 Quarterback Competition to be held July 21-24, according this article from StudentSportsFootball.com.

Brehaut is one of seven signalcallers that have been selected for the competition, joining Mater Dei quarterback and Rivals.com National No. 1 recruit Matt Barkley (USC commit), A.J. McCarron (Moblie, Ala./Alabama commit), Zach Mettenberger (Watkinsville, Ga., Georgia), Aaron Murray (Tampa, Fla/Georgia), Tom Savage (Springfield, Pa./Rutgers) and Eugene Smith (Miramar, Fla./undecided). Five other QBs will be selected for the competition, with Upland senior Josh Nunes being a player under consideration.

The Elite 11 competition has been attended by current NFL quarterbacks Vince Young, Matt Leinart, Kellen Clemens, Brodie Croyle, Derek Anderson, Kyle Orton, Troy Smith, Trent Edwards, John David Booty, and Andre’ Woodson and has had NFL QBs such as Drew Brees, Carson Palmer, Brady Quinn, Ben Roethlisberger, Jay Cutler, Matt Schaub and Aaron Rodgers serve as counselors. The last five quarterbacks to win the Heisman – Palmer, Jason White, Leinart, Smith and Tim Tebow – have either participated or counseled at the event.

My late dissection of the Lakers

With my esteemed colleague Clay Fowler writing last night about the Celtics’ Kevin Garnett and his, lets say, “original”, form of celebration, I’ve taken it upon myself to dissect the Lakers going into next year.

But before we do that, I will say a few things. First of all, the Lakers were completely out-toughed and out-played in this series. Game 6 aside, the Celtics didn’t put a complete game together in the series, but their tenacity and toughness was something the Lakers couldn’t handle. Quite frankly, the Lakers need some grit and some guys willing to get a little dirty. Besides maybe Kobe and Fisher, the Lakers shirked from the challenge in this series and saw the action taken to them constantly. And to be honest, it wouldn’t have been much different had Detroit played the Lakers.

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