SAN ANTONIO - Dashon Hunt remains committed to UCLA but he's definitely looking at other programs and the 2013 cornerback said he's looking forward to attending some practices next season to see how new coach Jim Mora runs things.
Hunt, who talked Thursday at the Army National Combine registration, said he's interested to see how Mora plans to change the program around and he's happy to have another year of high school to slowly figure out which program is best for him.
"I want to see how good the new coaching staff is, how they play, how their skills are so I was looking forward to going to some of the practices (Mora) invited me to and checking out how they run things and the techniques they use," Hunt said. "I'm pretty excited about that.
"It's still kind of early. I want to see him in person more than just what I hear about him and what I see about him so after I go to a practice or two and see how he coaches in person I'll have more of an opinion on how he coaches."
Oregon, Cal and Colorado have been actively recruiting Hunt, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect who also has an offer from Washington. Even though Hunt committed to UCLA in August he made it clear he'd look at some other programs throughout his recruitment.
"A lot of schools have been contacting me," Hunt said. "Oregon has been contacting me a lot with e-mail and Cal has been contacting me. There are more schools every day that are starting to contact me.
"Oregon is really standing out other than UCLA. Chip Kelly is constantly sending me letters and e-mailing me. Colorado is sending a lot of things, too. Those two are the other colleges that really stand out with how much they're sending me."
Before Hunt gets too excited about the Ducks he's hoping to land an offer and then he'd consider visiting the campus. So far, Hunt's only two offers are from UCLA and Washington.
"I'm not too serious yet with them," Hunt said of Oregon. "I'm going to wait to see if they offer me and then take an official out there. I want to visit out there to see how I like it so I'm waiting to see if they offer."
Hunt plans to remain patient. The 2013 prospect said he doesn't plan to take any unofficial visits outside the state of California this off-season. A couple trips to UCLA could definitely happen.
In his junior season, Hunt finished with 63 tackles and six interceptions. He also had 1,274 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns. The Westlake standout plans to play defense in college.