Hunt's Status is a Little Uncertain

Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake cornerback Dashon Hunt is, on one hand, still verbally committed to UCLA, but holds multiple offers and talks about waiting to narrow down his list until after his senior season...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake cornerback Dashon Hunt, who has been verbally committed to UCLA since last summer, chose his words carefully when asked about his UCLA commitment.

"I committed to the old staff at UCLA and right now I'm just keeping all of my options open," Hunt said.

But Hunt is sounding like a prospect who is wide open in his recruitment. The 5'9 1/2", 180-pounder has picked up some serious offers and he said he will take his time to narrow down his college decision.

"I have offers from Hawaii, Arizona State, Oregon State, Nebraska, Washington, Washington State, Wyoming, and UCLA. Right now, everything is kind of the same; I'm keeping it cool, I'm not trying to stress about where I want to go yet. I'm trying to wait until after my senior year to really start singling schools out. That's really my plan right now," he said.

There are a few programs that haven't extended an offer to Hunt quite yet, but that are showing interest and have mutually caught his attention.

"Oregon is one big one, and Arizona is the other. At Oregon, I love the football facility itself; it's a true football program, and that's the kind of place I want to go, a place that's really into football. Arizona got a new coaching staff and they have been really successful in the past, so that's another one," he said.

The four-star corner hasn't been on any out-of-town unofficial visits, and is planning to hold off on any campus trips until after his senior football season.

"I'm planning on taking my officials sometime after my senior season. I would like to take an official to Washington, that'll be one, and I don't quite know the other schools yet," he said.

The Warriors are in their third week of spring practices, and a good number of colleges have been out to check out Hunt and his teammates.

"We started practices May 8th, and there have been about ten coaches who have come by, like Wyoming, Nebraska, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State, and a few other Pac-12 schools," he said.

With recruiting on the side, Hunt has turned his focus to the upcoming season, and is set to help the Warriors bounce back from losing a few key seniors on both sides of the ball.

"We lost some key first string receivers and our quarterbacks, guys on both our offensive and defensive line, but we also gained a lot. We had backups that played a lot last year, and they are coming in and doing really well. I think we're definitely doing a good job of rebuilding," he said.

Hunt is also looking forward to showing off his player strengths on the field, as well as using his recruiting exposure (he's ranked the #9 overall corner by Fox Sports NEXT and Scout.com) to highlight a few of his teammates.

"I'm aggressive, I have great hips, I'm quick to the ball, and I have good ball instincts. In the off-season, I've been working on my speed and on getting bigger for the upcoming season. Right now, I'm just looking forward to leading my team to another championship, helping my teammates get some college looks, and just having fun while I'm still in high school," he said.

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