Hundley Still Mulls His Options

The West's top quarterback prospect, Chandler (Ariz.) signal-caller Brent Hundley, is focused solely on UCLA and Washington and the four-star passer is setting a timeframe in which he'd like to decide...

Considering he's the top quarterback prospect in the West, and the only quarterback in the top 22 nationally by Scout.com to have yet to make a commitment, it's not a surprise to Chandler (Ariz.) quarterback Brett Hundley that things have been crazy around him.

"It's sometimes funny how people keep saying I've already committed some place, or that I'm about to announce or any of that because I haven't even made my decision yet," said Hundley. "I try not to get mad about it because it happens, but I really haven't set anything up to make people think that I've already committed. It's just people's opinion."

For Hundley, the craziness of the past few weeks has been as overwhelming for him as the whole recruiting process has been.

"I had no idea when I got that first offer from Colorado that things would go like this and that I'd have 25 offers to choose from," said Hundley. "I was thinking I'd have 1-2, but it's been crazy."

From those 25 offers, Hundley has narrowed his focus down to two schools: Washington and UCLA.

"I'm still figuring things out but I know it's down to UCLA and Washington for me," said Hundley. "I'm taking one more unofficial visit to each school and then ideally, I'll announce in the next 3-4 weeks. Now if after my visits, I'm still not sure, then I'll take official visits to both of them and then decide."

Hundley said that even though he's down to the Huskies and Bruins, an SEC school is trying to make a push.

"LSU is still trying to get me down there and it's a great school," said Hundley. "But I'm pretty much set on those two schools."

Hundley said he's been talking with each schools head coach and quarterbacks coach, the primary recruiters for him.

"When I talk with Washington, I talk with Coach Sark (Steve Sarkisian) and Coach Nuss (Doug Nussmeier), and with UCLA I talk to Coach Neu (Rick Neuheisel) and Coach (Norm) Chow)," said Hundley. "They've all been really cool to talk with."

Some reports had Hundley in Los Angeles this weekend to visit UCLA, but he said that wasn't the case.

"I'm going out there the weekend after next but I wasn't there this last weekend," said Hundley. "Then I'm going to go up to Washington the week after that."

Hundley said that each school presents a unique opportunity for him.

"At UCLA, they have the three sophomore quarterbacks, and Kevin Prince is back and he could be the starter for four years. I have no trouble with competition. And I can wait too," said Hundley. "At Washington, Jake Locker graduates so there is an opportunity for the starting position after he leaves, so I'd have a chance to come in and compete for it. It's really the best of both worlds."

Hundley said he plans to graduate early so he can enroll at either school in time for spring practice.

He said each school also had notable things sticking out for them.

"At Washington, I really love the coaches like Coach Sark and Coach Nuss, they are good people. It's an up-and-coming program and I like the players a lot and have a lot of respect for the program," said Hundley. "For UCLA, it's UCLA, one of the best schools in the world. Coach Neuheiesel and Coach Chow are offensive gurus. It's a top-notch school and the weather there is great."

Hundley started classes this week and Chandler begins their season on August 27th, so he's been focusing less on recruiting and more on school and his season. But he said he's not been able to completely ignore it.

"I'm still going through the process and I'm actually still enjoying it, it's been a tremendous blessing to me," said Hundley. "It will wind down soon and then I can focus on my senior year."

Hundley, who was at the Steve Clarkson Super 7 in Maui, has been selected to the UnderArmour All-America Game in Orlando in January.

In the meantime, he's taking things all in stride.

"It's a great position to be in and I'm enjoying every minute of it." said Hundley.


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