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Four-star talks Cal situation

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Cameron Hunt is disappointed that Cal fired coach Jeff Tedford on Tuesday and for the four-star offensive tackle the future of offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Jim Michalczik is crucial.
It's so important that if Michalczik is not retained by the new Cal coach then Hunt would probably look at other options.
"If he's not there when the new coach comes in I might have to re-evaluate some things and maybe re-open some options," Hunt said. "That doesn't mean I won't go to Cal in the end but I'll look at the whole picture and see what's best for me."
Hunt, a 6-foot-4, 267-pound four-star recruit who committed to the Golden Bears in early July, said he was confused by the Tedford news because he and Michalczik talked Monday evening and it looked like Tedford's job was safe.
The Corona (Calif.) Centennial prospect who could visit Arizona State is not sure what happened between that conversation and Tuesday's news but he's focused on moving forward and figuring out what is best for his future.
"The craziest part about it is I called (Michalczik) last night and he said he talked to Tedford and that the athletic director said he was good and they were bringing him back for another year," Hunt said. "There must have been a meeting with some of the boosters and they bought him out.
"I got the news and I was kind of shocked because I heard he was fired."
The key to Hunt's recruitment is Michalczik. If he's kept on with the new staff then Hunt said his commitment would be fine. If not, then there are issues because Hunt has developed a great relationship with Michalczik throughout his recruitment.
"I just called coach M and he said it's a tough situation with Tedford getting fired but he's not fired," Hunt said. "He's staying there and that's a big reason why I did commit because I felt comfortable with him. I like him as a coach and as a man who could lead me in the right direction athletically and spiritually and academically. That was a real positive for me.
"As of now, I'll stay committed but I need to talk it over with my family and try to brainstorm some ideas, some positives and negatives about Cal right now and go where the best option is for me."
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