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Hunt Verbal to UCLA "Just Verbal"
Westlake High's Dashon Hunt is part of a running backs breed. It was obvious Friday night, when Hunt had 19 carries for 202 yards, including a 70-yard run, that helped his Warriors win the Marmonte League Title and stay undefeated at 10-0. "It's an unbelievable feeling. This is what we dreamed of," Hunt said. But growing up in a family of four brothers, half of whom played running back--and all who played football--make Hunt's average of 10.9 yards per carry and 10 rushing touchdowns seem only natural. "He has that, I don't know, that IQ that when he sees something, he just takes off," Hunt's dad said. "He doesn't think, he acts. Which is good." Call it instinct. Whether he's on offense or as a defensive back where he has 29 tackles, a team fourth-best, Hunt is a playmaker. "This is our main goal, going 10-0, winning Marmonte. Now it's all about going to CIF, winning that and hopefully going to that state game and winning that and hopefully going 15-0," he said. The verbal commit to UCLA is pretty solid on the Bruins, but Hunt's dad added, "it's just verbal." "Other schools are looking at him but we're not talking right now," said Mr. Hunt. According to Hunt's dad, he has "two shoeboxes full" of offers, including ones from Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and other Pac-12 schools. As for another Pac-12 school and the highly touted "tailback U?" "USC has started to talk to me," Hunt said. "It's really exciting. It's close to home, a lot of All-Americans have been to that school, a lot of people in the NFL now have been to that school, that's a big school." His dad knows the depth charts at USC might be tough for the explosive back to look past. "I'm not sure. They have so much talent there I don't know if he'll fit in," Mr. Hunt said of USC. He said he has attended a USC game in the past. In addition to UCLA and USC, Hunt has spoken to his dad about an interest in Oregon and Boise State as well. The ultimate decision will be after the junior's season. No matter the choice, however, Hunt, who sports a 3.6 GPA, will attend a university known for its academics. "Really [about] the academics, how good the academics are. We really like UCLA. It's probably going to be something in our plans but it's not definite right now. "The sky is the limit." Hunt's Warriors (10-0) will face Eastside (4-6) Friday night at Westlake in the Northern Division of CIF playoffs.
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