Offensive tackles. You can never have enough of them. Certainly not at Cal, where OT depth has submarined us on way too many occasions. The Bears need long athletic guys on the outside to protect us from the pass rush, and it's looking like we found our guy.
Cameron Hunt is Cal's first offensive line commit of the 2013 recruiting class, the first of hopefully several big uglies that'll begin the rebuilding process inside. Budd Elliot has more of Hunt's commitment (which occurred live on ESPNU at the Opening) and his performance at the Nike camp.
Hunt is a consensus four-star recruit and is one of the top 75 linemen nationally, standing at 6'4 and weighing in at 270 pounds ... Hunt is not a large offensive lineman by offensive lineman standards. He relies on his quickness, athleticism and footwork to gain the advantage on his opponents. He did, however, have his moments Saturday at The Opening thanks to his footwork. He also had moments in which he was overpowered.
Hunt had offers from seven Pac-12 schools, including Arizona State and Washington. It's good to see the Bears continuing to lock down solid upper-tier Pac-12 recruits, and hopefully can keep the trend going deep into the Pac-12 season.
ManBearCal will have an in-depth profile of Hunt later in the week. In the meantime, video highlights of Hunt in action plus tidbits of the original profile he wrote on Hunt in his OL preview.
Cameron Hunt - Corona Centennial 2011 Highlights (via centennialfootball1)
Cal offered the 6'5/270 pound Hunt after he earned Offensive Line MVP honors at the Oakland NFTC Camp two weeks ago. At that camp, he displayed great hands, balance, and seldom got pushed back on his heels. With his length and build, he looks like a very promising tackle prospect to me ... Hunt is a guy who is on the rise and would be a great get. Centennial runs a very disciplined spread passing attack, and have churned out some quality linemen in the past. Hunt has the size and nastiness to be a good one.