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2014 safety J.R. Hunt impressed by Ducks

10/19/2012
Dionte Sykes said a recent trip to Oregon left him impressed. Tom Hauck for ESPN.com

Among the many visitors to Eugene when the Ducks hosted the rival Washington Huskies earlier this month were a pair of 2014 teammates from Chandler, Ariz. Wide receiver Dionte Sykes -- Chandler (Ariz.) High School -- came away blown away by everything and said that the Ducks made up a lot of ground on his life-long favorite, UCLA. His teammate, safety J.R. Hunt -- Chandler (Ariz.) High School -- was also impressed and recently caught up with DuckNation to share his thoughts on the visit.

While it is early in the process, Hunt clearly has his eyes on the Ducks and is hoping for an offer from the Pac-12 heavyweight.

"I really liked the stadium and the campus up there. It was a great atmosphere to be in. Both inside and outside of the stadium," Hunt said. "I liked the town and the school [itself]. I could see myself living there."

The 6-foot-3, 180-pound safety holds early offers from FCS power Montana, along with in-state schools, Arizona and Arizona State. Like his teammates, Sykes, Hunt said he visit to Oregon definitely has him interested in the Pac-12 power.

The Ducks have had a nice run of recruiting success in the Grand Canyon State in recent years, it looks as if they have a couple of the top juniors from the state very intrigued. While Hunt is interested in taking in the whole recruiting process, he plans to keep the Ducks in the loop and hopes they do the same with him.

"Everything about the trip was great and [Oregon] would definitely be up at the top of the list."