DuckTerritory's "Pick One" series rolls on as we take a look at the California Golden Bears' recruiting class and ask Duck fans, "Who is the one recruit you would love to see Oregon have?"
A commitment from Corona (Calif.) Centennial four-star offensive lineman Cameron Hunt is a very real possibility for Oregon.
Despite former California head coach Jeff Tedford's recent ousting in favor of Berkeley's new head man in former Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Dykes, the Golden Bears have managed to hold on to the vast majority of their recruiting class during the coaching change. Though a little more than a month separates this current crop of Golden Bear recruits from becoming official, former and current members of the Cal coaching staff should be commended for keeping things intact to this point. Highlighting Cal's recruiting class are a collection of offensive players led by four-star quarterback Jared Goff and four-star offensive linemen Cameron Hunt and Erik Bunte. On defense, the Golden Bears boast a handful of commitments from players who received Oregon interest at various points during the 2013 recruiting cycle in three-star cornerback Cameron Walker, and three-star linebackers Victor Egu and Chad Whitener.
Four-star offensive lineman Cameron Hunt -- 6'5", 275 lbs. -- Corona (Calif.) Centennial
Hunt may still be verbally committed to Cal, but that could soon change as the four-star offensive lineman has received strong interest from schools such as Michigan, Ohio State, and Oregon, since Tedford and former offensive line coach Jim Michalczik were relieved of their duties earlier this month. More so than Tedford, Michalczik's ejection has proven to be the impetus for Hunt's desire to evaluate other schools, most notably Oregon, who will officially host Hunt the weekend of January 19th.
At present, the Ducks have three offensive linemen verbally committed -- Evan Voeller, Doug Brenner, and Jake Pisarcik -- and look to add at least one more offensive lineman to that class. Hunt is arguably the top remaining offensive line prospect on Oregon's board, making his official visit to Eugene in mid-January all the more important if the Ducks hope to put an impressive finishing touch on their current group. Regarded as one of the "nastiest" offensive linemen on the West Coast, Duck fans would no doubt be ecstatic if Hunt ultimately made the call in favor of Oregon. Given their penchant for running the football and controlling the line of scrimmage with an uptempo attack, the Ducks seem like a logical fit to boot, as Hunt's size and athleticism appear quite compatible with the offensive scheme.