Dashon Hunt is one of the top 2013 prospects in Southern California and since he committed to UCLA in August he's kept a close eye on the Bruins' coaching search.
Hunt, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect, said he doesn't know too much about new coach Jim Mora, Jr., because he's been so busy with his own season but added he's happy to have another year of high school to see how Mora coaches and how things turn out with the Bruins.
"I don't know too much about him, I've been kind of busy, so I haven't gotten around to it yet but from the little I've heard about him he seems like a good coach and hopefully he changes things around next year so they could be the team they have the potential to be," Hunt said.
"It's great to have another year especially because I want to see how he coaches and his game plan toward the game.
"I want to see his energy. I want to see all the little things and the big things, too, but I want to see how he is as an overall coach and if I'd like him and if I'd be comfortable there."
Hunt, who also has an offer from Washington, said he hasn't heard from many new programs in recent weeks but that is sure to change especially since he's playing so well in his junior season.
Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake is 14-0 and is set to play Concord (Calif.) De La Salle in its final game this weekend. So far this season, Hunt has 55 tackles and six interceptions. On offense, the 2013 recruit has rushed for 1,231 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Early on, Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and USC are showing some interest.
"There are no other new schools right now," Hunt said. "I haven't talked to anybody recently. I'll probably start talking to schools next week again."