Dashon Hunt, a 2013 cornerback who committed to UCLA in August, said he's happy with how the Bruins have turned around their season and the Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake recruit said he thinks they even have a chance to beat USC this weekend.
Hunt, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect who's rushed for 887 yards and 11 touchdowns and has played well on defense as Westlake continues in the playoffs, attended UCLA's win over Colorado last weekend and said he's excited that coach Rick Neuheisel is turning things around.
"It was good down there," Hunt said. "I was just hanging out with some of my family and some of the kids on my football team. It was a good game.
"It seems like they are starting to play as a group and performing to the best of their ability. That's really important that (Neuheisel) keeps his job because he's a really good coach and he has a chance to turn this thing around. I think they have a shot to beat USC this weekend."
Washington has also offered Hunt, who had 60 tackles and seven interceptions in his sophomore season, and he said Colorado and Oregon have been actively recruiting him the most but he's sticking with UCLA for now especially because the Bruins are playing so well.
Hunt has made it clear he'll look at all his options this off-season and especially during his senior year but with UCLA playing better - and Neuheisel possibly doing enough to keep his job - Hunt said he's excited where the program is headed.
"A lot of schools are still just looking at me," Hunt said. "I haven't gotten any new offers. Oregon and Colorado have really been the two most active and then I've been getting letters from other schools as well.
"It's real important to me seeing that (Neuheisel) did turn the season around for them. Beating ASU was a big step for them and now beating Colorado and next week hopefully beating USC. If they beat them it will be a really big step."