Westlake Village, CA. cornerback, Dashon Hunt is ranked as the No. 31 high school player in the country, according the FanSided150.com. He has been softly verbally committed to UCLA since last season. The commitment has lost stability more, and more each day.
“I visited UCLA for their junior day,” Hunt said. “It went good. I got to see a couple new faces, and some old faces. I saw some players I used to play against. The meeting with the new staff went good. I didn’t get to talk to the coaches as much as I would have liked to. There were a lot of kids there, so I guess I understand.All the coaches seem like good guys, and they have a plan. Which is always good.”
Hunt got a chance to speak with new Bruins head coach Jim Mora Jr.
“I talked to coach Mora for a few minutes,” Hunt said. “He seems like a good guy. He’s funny, but in a serious way.”
As for how solid his commitment is to the Bruins at this point, Hunt didn’t seem to sure
“Right now, it’s kind of mild I guess,” Hunt said. “I still haven’t communicated with all the coaches that I would like to talk to. I still plan on talking to them. I just have to work it out with their schedule or mine.”
Since the coaching change at UCLA happened with Mora coming in for former Bruins head coach Rick Neuheisel, Hunt has had his eye on one school in particular.
“I plan on visiting Nebraska in the fall,” Hunt said. “Nebraska has a real good reputation of getting Defensive backs in the NFL. They have an awesome conditioning program. I have a family friend from Nebraska. I have seen the campus in one of the letters they sent me. They have sold out games for like 50 years, and that’s a big deal to me. I like playing in front of big crowds.”
Hunt does not have a set date, on when he plans on being in Lincoln. He has to work it around his own football schedule.
“I am not to sure when I will be able to make it up there,” Hunt said. “Me, my coach and my parents, are going to see when the best time is for me. Coach (Rich) Fisher wants me to come up there during the season to see a game. We want to see what games don’t conflict with my schedule. I haven’t seen there schedule yet, but I am looking into that to see what game I want to see.”
Hunt has a couple visits planned a little closer to home.
“Like I said, I want to see Nebraska. Then I want to see Washington, and Oregon State,” Hunt said. “The coaches at Washington seem real good. I talk to them a lot. The campus is nice. They have a good academice program. I have heard nothing but good things from my firends that have visited Washington.”
As for the Beavers, they may have some in-state competition to get a visit from the four star cornerback.
“Oregon, and Oregon State have always been schools I wanted to see,” Hunt said. “I have seen them a lot on T.V. I just want to see what the state of Oregon is like.”
By Jimmie Allen
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