Defensive back staying interested

Dashon Hunt is one of the better players in the west. Read on to see where Arizona stands with him, if he may visit, and much more.

As is the case with all levels of the UA defense, there is a glaring lack of depth in the secondary.

If Rich Rodriguez has his way, Westlake (Calif.) defensive back Dashon Hunt will be part of next year's unit.

"The Arizona coaches have been in touch quite a bit," Hunt said. "They think I can come in and play quickly if everything works out. They have an interesting way of explaining things, and they run a system with a lot of defensive backs rotating in an out.

"I definitely want to learn more about the program and everything they have to offer."

Arizona will be battling some high-profile schools for Hunt's services.

"I've got some good schools that want me to visit," Hunt said. "The only one I have scheduled is Nebraska for this weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing what the game-day atmosphere is like.

"The other schools I'm looking to possibly visit are Arizona, California, Oregon, and Boise State."

Although Hunt is looked at by most as a defensive back, some schools are recruiting him as a two-way player.

"Most colleges are recruiting me as strictly a defensive back," Hunt said. "Arizona and some other schools say they might look at ways to get me to contribute on offense or special teams, as well.

"I'm okay with either though because my main goal is to just get on the field and contribute for whatever college I go to."

Hunt is looking to narrow down his school list, but is also focusing on finishing his senior year with a bang.

"Anytime you play here, there are going to be high expectations," Hunt said. "Some pretty good players have played here and we want to continue the tradition and add to the school's legacy."

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