Hunt Reacts to UCLA's Big Win

Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt, who is a current California commit, was on hand at the Rose Bowl to witness UCLA's 36-30 upset over Nebraska. Hunt holds an offer from the Bruins and gives his thoughts on the game...

Saturday night was one of the biggest in UCLA's recent history, as the Bruins defeated Nebraska in a down-to-the-last-minute upset, 36-30.

A good number of the West's top recruits were on hand to witness the victory, including Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt, a current California commit.

"It was a really good game. It was a fun game to watch, entertaining, and UCLA looked really good.

"I talked to [Head Coach] Jim Mora and [offensive line coach] Adrian Klemm in the locker room. It was pretty crazy in there, just the atmosphere after the game. It was almost like the feeling that it wasn't an upset, that they knew they could win, so it wasn't that they were surprised, but just that they were really happy," he said.

Hunt had been high on UCLA early on in the process, but didn't pick up an offer from the Bruins until after he had committed to the Golden Bears.

"[UCLA's current record] does make me think, but it isn't big enough to make my flip my decision or anything like that. I'm just trying to think through my decision. I don't want to make a really quick decision. It's a really big decision that will affect my future," he said.

Hunt, however, left the Rose Bowl impressed with the team, especially with the offensive line.

"They played really well for being such a young group. I know that there are two sophomores and two freshmen starting, so Coach Klemm got them really prepared to play at this level. I was really surprised, because they had said that the offensive line was the biggest question mark coming into the season and I think they looked really good," he said.

This season, many freshmen (redshirt and true) have seen the field for the Bruins, which Hunt says is something for which a player should always be prepared.

"Coming into college, you always want to have the mindset that you are going to play your freshman year. Sometimes that can't happen and you have to redshirt, but you can't come into college thinking you're going to redshirt and not have to work hard. You always have to work hard to get that spot," he said.

In the past, Hunt has received different levels of interest from the staff, but currently finds himself in a good place.

"If I'm still feeling the same connection with the coaches that I am right now, then I will probably go to some more games this season," he said.

Hunt hasn't had the opportunity to watch Cal play this season and get any sort of feel for the team.

"I haven't watched them yet because I don't get the Pac-12 Network, but I have a Thursday game on my schedule so I might take a road trip up there with a couple of my friends. It would be really fun to go up there and watch that," he said.

As far as official visits are concerned, Hunt is taking the whole process slowly.

"I'm not sure [if he'll be taking other official visits] yet. I've talked with a couple of my friends, just going to go check out some schools, like maybe Arizona State, and see what other programs are all about," he said.

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