Cameron Hunt's season finished Saturday night as Corona (Calif.) Centennial lost to Concord (Calif.) De La Salle in the state bowl championship game and his sole focus soon turns to the recruiting process.
The 6-foot-4, 267-pound four-star offensive tackle who's been committed to Cal since July said he was really disappointed that the new Golden Bears' staff did not retain offensive line coach Jim Michalczik and it could influence his decision.
"I'm going to really dive into my recruiting Monday and research the schools and coaching staffs and where I want to go," Hunt said.
"I'm going to take three or four official visits in January and I'm going to find out a lot when I go on those visits. Hopefully I can find the right fit for me.
"It was a really big disappointment [about Michalczik]. It definitely drops them down. I don't know if they're my leader anymore. I'm just looking at every school. They're definitely not out of the competition. I do consider myself committed but I do feel like it's opened up a lot."
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer stopped by Corona Centennial last week and the Buckeyes have become a serious player in Hunt's recruitment.
The four-star is seriously considering an official visit there in the coming weeks and an offer could be on the way.
"Urban Meyer came over to our school this week so that was really exciting meeting him," Hunt said.
"It showed they want me a lot and they said if I took a visit they'd probably offer. It's a huge, huge school. They'd be playing in the BCS championship this year if they didn't have the sanctions so it was a great honor to have Urban Meyer come over."
The weeks leading up to National Signing Day will be crucial for Hunt, rated as the No. 27 offensive tackle in the 2013 class by Rivals.com. Trips to Cal, Michigan and Oregon are planned and Hunt is also considering Nebraska and Ohio State visits.