Hunt makes Signing Day switch

OL Cameron Hunt

It wasn't an easy decision for him, but Corona (Calif.) Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt announced moments ago that he'll be signing his letter of intent with Oregon.

Cameron Hunt committed to California back in July but re-opened his recruitment following the Bears letting go of coach Jeff Tedford.

"I was really close with Coach M (former OL coach Jim Michalczik)," Hunt said. "If they had kept him, there was a good chance I would have stayed at Cal but I didn't really feel that connection with the new staff like I had with him. I took my visits to Ohio State, Michigan and Oregon and the Oregon visit really blew me away.

"I loved everything about the visit and feel I fit in so well with their football program. Their style of play just fits me, they like quick, athletic lineman that play nasty and that describes me pretty well. I have a good relationship with Coach Greatwood and I like that most of the staff stayed at Oregon. That shows what a special place it is and I can't wait to get there."

Hunt said he knew on his official visit that Oregon was the place for him but he still took his final visit to Cal the following weekend.

"I didn't make my final decision until after the Cal trip," Hunt said. "I wanted to be fair to Cal and give them a shot. I had an open mind and enjoyed it there. I like the guys at Cal a lot and I like the new staff too. Cal is a great school but for me, I just felt like Oregon was the best place for me.

"I loved the facilities and the strength training program they have going. The academic center is incredible and just the support they have for the football program is really unmatched. I like the area and the guys on the team are a fun group of guys that I got along with. There were no negatives there at all and that's why I decided to switch my commitment and sign with Oregon."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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