Austin Nunez is the latest class of 2022 prospect to receive a scholarship offer from the University of Virginia. Multiple outlets reported that the 6’2”, 170-pound point guard prospect received the news directly from Cavalier head coach Tony Bennett on Tuesday (Feb. 16).
— Ani Umana (@Ani_Umana) February 16, 2021
🚨Offer Update!🚨@UVAMensHoops HC Tony Bennett just finished an hour & a half zoom call with @theaustinunez & has formally offered the 4 Star @WagnerboysBball prospect. Just a few days ago we let ya know that UVA was hot on his heels #BOOM
HT: @LupeNunezSA pic.twitter.com/cULMkENqVG
— Alamo City Hoops (@AlamoCityHoops1) February 16, 2021
Nunez, who attended Randolph High School (Universal City, TX) as a freshman and Cornerstone Christian School (San Antonio, TX) as a sophomore before transferring to Wagner High School (San Antonio) last spring, is rated a 4-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247Sports.com. Rivals ranks the lefty floor general as the no. 63 overall prospect in his class and the no. 20 point guard, while 247Sports currently has Nunez as the no. 82 overall prospect and the no. 16 point guard in the 2022 Class.
Texas Basketball Scouts provided highlights of Nunez in action at the ASAK Classic this past September.
Highly recruited, Nunez boasts scholarship offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Georgetown, LSU, Memphis, Texas, Texas A&M, TCU, Wake Forest and now Virginia. Texas is the early favorite according to two 247Sports analysts, while one Rivals.com expert has also picked the Longhorns as Austin’s college destination.
Richard Davenport of Whole Hog Sports, a site covering Arkansas sports, posted an article on Nunez’ recruitment Tuesday. In the piece, which you can read in full by clicking here, Nunez’ father, Lupe, tells Davenport that his son plans to visit Arkansas, Baylor, Texas and Virginia when the recruiting Dead Period comes to an end. A Dead Period has been in effect since last spring because of the coronavirus, and during this period prospects are not allowed to make official visits and coaches are not allowed to have in-person contact with recruits.
Virginia scored its first 2022 Class commitment last month, when 4-star shooting guard Isaac McKneely pledged to Coach Bennett. Sharpshooting wing Justin Taylor and skilled forward Isaac Traudt are other high school juniors that have been offered by Virginia, but Nunez is the first point guard prospect to land an offer in this class.