12-15-2012, 09:04 AM
FOOTBALL: Colleges look to sway Centennial?s Cameron Hunt
Posted on | December 14, 2012
Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt has become a hot recruiting target after Cal fired coach Jeff Tedford. (Stan Lim/Staff photographer)
Corona Centennial senior offensive lineman Cameron Hunt thought the recruiting process was complete back in July when he accepted a scholarship offer from Cal.
Things have changed in the weeks following Cal?s decision to fire coach Jeff Tedford.
Last week, Hunt said he was waiting to see if Jim Michalczik, Cal?s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, would be retained by Cal?s newly-named coach, Sonny Dykes.
?If he (Michalczik) stays, I?ll probably stay with call,? Hunt said last week. ?But if he goes, I?m probably going to have to think things over a little bit and look at other offers.?
on Wednesday, Dec. 12, Cal confirmed Michalczik would not be returning next season.
Centennial?s practices have been flooded with college coaches who have come to take a look at Hunt, a four-star recruits who is among the top linemen in the 2013 class.
Michigan has sent two assistants in recent weeks, offensive coordinator and QBs coach Al Borges and receivers coach and recruiting coordinator Jeff Hecklinski. Nebraska assistant offensive line coach John Garrison was at a practice on Wednesday.
Washington and Arizona are among the other schools who have appeared at practices.
However, the biggest name to show at a practice is Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, who visited Centennial on Thursday night, the team?s final full practice of the season.
Meyer was in the region this week, making an appearance at a coaching clinic and visiting with a handful of Southern California recruits. Meyer reportedly met with the family of Riverside North tight end Marcus Baugh, who committed to play for Meyer this summer.
Hunt originally was scheduled to make a visit to the Michigan campus on Friday, Dec. 14., but that had to be postponed because Hunt and his teammates will be playing Concord De La Salle in the CIF-State Open Division championship on Saturday, Dec. 15. Hunt now is expected to make the trip to Ann Arbor sometime in January.