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UCLA commit happy with new staff

Four-star cornerback Dashon Hunt has been committed to UCLA since before the start of his junior season. His initial commitment was to Rick Neuheisel and until this weekend, he had yet to meet Jim Mora Jr. and his new coaching staff. Following a Sunday junior day visit, it’s safe to say that Hunt’s commitment is solid.

Dashon Hunt

“It was fun,” Hunt said. “This was the first time I got down there. I met the coaches. They were real nice. I really liked them and they were a real good group of coaches.”

Despite a big crowd in attendance, Hunt was able to score some one on one time with his future head coach as well as some time with defensive backs coach Demetrice Martin. The Thousand Oaks (Calif.) Westlake product said that he could see himself playing for that staff at UCLA.

“I would definitely enjoy playing for them,” he said. “They’re really good guys. I think they’re great. Just listening to them for the amount of time that I did, it sounds like they really know what they’re doing. It was just a good experience.”

Though Hunt never wavered on his commitment, the experience was a welcomed reassurance.

“My commitment has always been pretty solid,” he said. “I’m just really glad my family finally got to meet this new staff because now I know more about the staff.”

Though Hunt isn’t pursuing other programs, he is considering a few other visits just to see what is out there. Currently, he has tentative plans to head up to Eugene, Ore. to see University of Oregon’s spring game. He also plans on taking in spring practices and the spring game at UCLA.

Since his UCLA commitment, Hunt has landed offers from Washington and Nebraska. He is currently ranked as the No. 10 cornerback in the country and the No. 14 prospect in California.

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