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West Coast OL gets first offer

Many aren't aware of offensive lineman Matt Hunt (6-3, 318, 5.1) from Carson, Calif., but you soon will be. He just received his first offer last week and the smart money says he will have several more before spring ball is done.
"Arizona head coach Mike Stoops came down to the school, saw Matt move and said he's a no brainer," Carson coach Mike Christensen said. "Arizona offered him on the spot."
"Matt kind of flew under the radar because our seniors garnered much of the attention along the line last year," Christensen said. "But we knew how good Matt is whenever we ran a counter or had any movement we knew who the guy was."
For his junior season, Hunt earned first-team all-league, second-team all-city and second-team Long Beach Telegram Dream Team.
Things are only going to get better for the talented Carson Colt offensive lineman.
"Matt is beginning to mature, he's getting bigger and faster," Christensen said. "He's definitely a Pac 10 player.
"I bet by the end of spring he will have at least five more offers and I'm being conservative with that number," Christensen said. "Once colleges see his size and how well he moves, it will be a slam dunk.
"I don't know how many visitors we're going to have this spring, but whoever does will offer Matt a scholarship. He is a great combination of size and he moves very well.
"You don't see a lot of guys with Matt's size with that kind of movement. He's tough. He has that edge to him that you like in an offensive lineman. He will get angry. There is no downside to Matt."
Besides the Arizona Wildcats who was ahead of the curve with Hunt, UCLA, USC, Florida State, Baylor, Colorado, Kansas, UNLV and Utah have shown interest in the fast rising prospect.
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