When Rick Neuheisel was fired on Monday, UCLA commit Dashon Hunt said he wasn't completely shocked but surprised it came so soon.
The 2013 cornerback from Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake said he's still committed to the Bruins but will definitely look at all his options moving forward.
"I'm still looking into UCLA right now," Hunt said. "It's still one of my top choices. It's sad Rick isn't there anymore but I still see a future in UCLA. I won't know what my final decision will be just yet but when I'm a senior and it's the end of my high school career that's when I'll know.
"It's kind of disappointing but things like that happen so I can't get too frustrated about it. I'm just going to keep doing things and having a good season and hopefully taking my team to a state game and next year is a whole other story.
"I kind of had a feeling it would happen but I didn't know it was going to happen this soon. I thought they'd give him at least one more year. It kind of came as a surprise, not a complete shock, but surprising it was so soon."
Washington has also offered and Arizona State, Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, USC and now Georgia are showing interest in Hunt, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound prospect who's one of the top juniors in Southern California.
With changes coming at UCLA, Hunt said he's going to keep a close eye on how things come together and then next season take a more serious look at which program is best for him.
"I still see a strong future with UCLA but I am still going to keep my options open for other colleges," Hunt said. "I have to look at the other colleges that are going to offer me.
"My main thing is going to a college that fits me best. That's the main thing and right now UCLA is one of the schools that fit me best. I wouldn't say I'm completely locked in with them but I still have a strong feeling about UCLA. I'm still going to keep my options open but I have to see what my options are going to be and which schools are going to offer."
This season Hunt has rushed for 988 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also has 51 tackles and five interceptions. Westlake faces Thousand Oaks in the playoffs this weekend.