ESPN 300 offensive tackle Cameron Hunt (Corona, Calif./Centennial) has been committed to California for more than three months, but this past weekend offered the nation's No. 215 player his first opportunity to watch a game at Memorial Stadium. Fittingly enough, it was the Big Game.
"That was my first game at Memorial Stadium and it was pretty awesome," he said. "It was great to see how energized the crowd was and how the players reacted to the rivalry. Even though we didn't come out on top, it was still a good moment just to be there, see the players play and how they react on game days. I'm really glad that I went."
It was an unofficial visit for Hunt, who brought his mother and father along. He said the three of them feel very comfortable with the Golden Bears coaches, especially head coach Jeff Tedford and offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Jim Michalczik.
Other programs continue to recruit Hunt, with Arizona State and UCLA topping that list right now. Hunt said he will listen to those programs in order to keep his options open, but is comfortable with his decision at this point.
"I'm pretty solid with Cal right now, unless something major happens," Hunt said. "At the end of the day, before Feb. 1, I'm going to have to make a decision on what is best for me."
Hunt said he was a little disappointed that Cal couldn't come away with a better result than a 21-3 setback against Stanford in a game where the Golden Bears mustered just three yards on the ground.
"But at the same time, it fires me up that they need me," Hunt said. "That's why Coach Michalczik wants me up there as soon as I can get there. Hopefully I can go up there and play as a freshman. I'll get there around June and get to know the offense and get used to the college pace of the game."
An official visit to California will likely occur after the season for Hunt, who added that Arizona State and UCLA coaches have spoken to him about visiting, but he isn't yet sure whether he will take official visits to those schools.