The last time we spoke with Dashon Hunt, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound defensive back was in consistent communication with the Arizona coaching staff. There are many schools vying for Hunt's commitment, but the Wildcats are doing their best to reel in the prospect from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake high school.
"We talk about once or twice a week when they are allowed," Hunt said. "They are going good. They are trying to catch me up on everything."
The Wildcats have landed so many recruits that there are only a few slots remaining in the 2013 class. Despite the limited availability, the coaching staff has not put any added pressure on Hunt to make a commitment soon.
"They are doing what all the other coaches are doing," Hunt said. "They are trying to convince me but not doing anything that isn't allowed. They are about as basic as everybody else."
UA is still up against plenty of tough competition for Hunt's services. There are a few programs putting forth a little extra effort – Arizona being one of them – and given the schools competing in this race, the Wildcats are in for a tough battle.
"The main schools coming after me really hard are Oregon State, Cal, Washington, Nebraska and Arizona," Hunt said.
While there are certain schools pursuing Hunt more intensely than others, have any favorites emerged?
"No," Hunt said. "Not right now."
There isn't too much time left in the summer and soon Hunt will be focusing on his senior season. Instead of taking any more visits or attending any camps, Hunt is focusing on his final season in high school going forward.
"I am just working out and everything," Hunt said. "I am just trying to stay in shape and maintain my structure and keep my stamina up and everything."
Regarding official visits, Hunt still hasn't put any thought into that yet. He still plans on sitting down with his family and coach to sort that out in the near future.
"I still have to go over that with my parents and my coach," Hunt said. "I'm planning on trying to have the five schools that I am going to take officials to by midseason or towards the end of the season."
Hunt isn't quite sure when he will make a decision. He was already committed to UCLA once and felt like he made a sudden decision when he chose the Bruins. He plans on going slower through the process this time before making a final choice.
"I'm not too sure right now," Hunt said. "I'm not really concerned with the timing. I really do want to be patient this time around."
Hunt still looking at Wildcats
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