South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier named true freshman Lorenzo Nunez starting quarterback ahead of the Gamecocks’ game against Central Florida on Saturday.
“He’s very capable of throwing the ball. He just hasn’t done it yet,” Spurrier said, according to David Cloninger of the State.
Spurrier said Nunez, a native Kennesaw, Ga., needs to throw the ball more in-game to get a better grasp on where he stands as a passer.
“I think he’s still working on it,” Spurrier said. “But we won’t know until we let him get out there and start throwing it around.”
Nunez has completed four of his five passes this season for only 18 yards and rushed for 116 yards on 12 carries. He received limited playing time in two games for South Carolina.
Perry Orth started last weekend in South Carolina’s 52-20 loss to Georgia last weekend and only threw for 66 yards.
Spurrier on Nunez: "He's very capable of throwing the ball. He just hasn't done it yet." Only gave him 4-5 pass plays last week.
— David Cloninger (@DCTheState) September 22, 2015