Sunday, January 20, 2013
ESPN 300 OL Hunt recaps Oregon visit
By Brandon P. Oliver
After a hectic trip to the Big Ten country last weekend to officially visit rivals Michigan and Ohio State, Under Armour All-American OL Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial) had it a little easier this weekend.
The ESPN 300 member was in Eugene for his official visit to Oregon. The long-time California commit has already had to deal with the Golden Bears' coaching change, so being on campus in Eugene during a changeover wasn't anything he couldn't handle.
"Oregon just recently offered me, so it wasn't a big deal to me that Coach (Chip) Kelly left," Hunt said. "I'm still committed to Cal and they have a whole new staff. To me, it's all about the school and the program, not just the coaches."
Hunt left campus just as the Ducks were holding a press conference to announce Mark Helfrich as their new head coach.
"They just did it. It was good to see that they did that," Hunt said. "He seems like a great guy and he's obviously a great coach. I think they made the right choice. It only helps them in my eyes."
The No. 275 player in the ESPN 300 was impressed with Helfrich and how available he was even with his future up in the air.
"He was with us the entire time. From breakfast, lunch and dinner, he was right there with me, Jake [Pisarcik], Torrodney [Prevot] and Zach [Cunningham] all day," Hunt said. "It's not every day that the head coach of a program spend the entire time with a recruit while he's on his official visit. I appreciate that and I know the other guys noticed that too."
Overall, Hunt said the visit was a great experience and Oregon is definitely in the mix for his signature on signing day.
"It was great. They do everything right and it shows by the success they have on the field," Hunt said. "It's definitely an appealing place and would be a great program to be a part of."
Hunt said that the entire month has been crazy. While he didn't even realize signing day was just two weeks away, he'll be ready to make a decision by then. After visiting Cal next weekend, Hunt said he will sit back and evaluate all of his options, talk to the coaches and make a decision on signing day.
"This whole month, and the whole recruiting process has been crazy. I didn't have any clue that signing day was in two weeks," Hunt said. "I have one more visit to take and then it's time to make a decision."