Visitors: January 11-13, 2013

Tag: Cameron Hunt

11Jan 2013
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Visitors: January 11-13, 2013

Corona (CA) Centennial offensive guard Cameron Hunt

Reon Dawson – CB – Trotwood (OH) Trotwood-Madison: Dawson is a 6’2″, 175 lb. cornerback who committed to Illinois back in May.  When former Michigan commit Gareon Conley started wavering, the Wolverines offered Dawson, who is the teammate of Michigan linebacker commit Mike McCray II.  I have seen suggestions that Dawson is likely to stay committed to the Illini, but getting him on campus again could always make a difference.  This is his official visit. (Highlights.)

Delano Hill – CB – Detroit (MI) Cass Tech: Hill committed to Michigan in December after an unofficial visit to the campus.  This is his official visit.

Cameron Hunt – OG – Corona (CA) Centennial: Here’s a scouting report I wrote up on Hunt back in November.  He played in the Under Armour All-America Game on Friday night and earned positive reviews for his technique, but he’s still pretty thin and probably a couple years away from being bulky enough to play at the college level.  There have been some rumblings from 2013 commits that it’s just a matter of time until Hunt commits to Michigan, and he reportedly hung out with the Michigan-bound guys during the week.  I would not be surprised if he commits over the weekend.  This is his official visit.

Patrick Kugler – C – Wexford (PA) North Allegheny: Kugler committed to Michigan back in February and participated in the Under Armour All-America Game last weekend.  He was originally scheduled to take his official visit on January 18, but he reportedly wants to be in town at the same time as Hunt, with whom Kugler bonded at the Under Armour game.  This is his official visit.

J.J. McGrath – K – Macomb (MI) Lutheran North: McGrath is a 6’3″, 228 lb. kicker with a lone offer from Air Force.  As a senior in 2012, he was 8/11 on field goals with makes from 57, 54, 53, 50, and 49 yards.  He also averaged 43.8 yards per punt.  Michigan already has three kickers on scholarship, but two will be seniors and the third will be a junior in 2013; there’s also a chance that senior punter Will Hagerup has worn out his welcome after being suspended three times throughout his career.  McGrath also visited in September for the game against Air Force. (Highlights.)

Dan Samuelson – OG – Plymouth (IN) Plymouth: Samuelson is a 6’5″, 290 lb. offensive guard prospect who is currently committed to Nebraska.  He was also previously committed to Pitt and holds offers from Illinois and Minnesota.  Samuelson visited Michigan on their huge recruiting weekend of December 15, and he has already stated that he plans to announce his “decision” of whether to flip to Michigan or remain committed to the Cornhuskers on Monday, January 14.  In my opinion, Hunt is the superior prospect and if Michigan plans to take just one more lineman, I would hope Hunt commits before Samuelson. (Highlights.)

22Dec 2012
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USA Today All-USA Football Team

Michigan commit Henry Poggi is First Team All-USA

USA Today selected its All-USA team, and there are several Michigan commits and targets who are receiving national recognition.  Here’s a list of the Michigan targets:

Robert Foster – WR – Pennsylvania (Alabama)
LaQuon Treadwell – WR – Illinois
Evan Lisle – OT – Ohio (Ohio State)
Ethan Pocic – OT – Illinois (LSU)
Laremy Tunsil – OT – Florida
Su’a Cravens – S – California (USC)
Jabrill Peppers – CB – New Jersey*
Vernon Hargreaves III – CB – Florida (Florida)
Peter Kalambayi – LB – North Carolina (Stanford)
Jaylon Smith – LB – Indiana (Notre Dame)
Andrew Brown – DT – Virginia*
Montravius Adams – DT – Georgia
Henry Poggi – DT – Maryland (Michigan)

Derrick Green – RB – Virginia
Leonard Fournette – RB – Louisiana*
Kyle Bosch – OG – Illinois (Michigan)
Cameron Hunt – OG – California (Cal)
Jonathan Allen – DE – Virginia (Alabama)
Da’Shawn Hand – DE – Virginia*
Joey Bosa – DE – Florida (Ohio State)
Eddie Vanderdoes – DT – California (USC)
Michael Hutchings – LB – California (USC)
Leon McQuay III – S – Florida

*2014 prospect

28Nov 2012
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Scouting Report: Cameron Hunt

Corona (CA) Centennial offensive lineman Cameron Hunt

Name: Cameron Hunt
Height: 6’4″
Weight: 267 lbs.
Class: 2013
Position: Offensive tackle
High school: Corona (CA) Centennial

Notes: Committed to Cal since July 7, 2012 . . . Also holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Cincinnati, Colorado, Duke, Fresno State, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Diego State, UCLA, Utah, Washington, and Washington State . . . Plays left tackle in high school . . . Selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game . . . Claims a 5.35 forty, a 4.73 shuttle, and a 23″ vertical . . . ESPN 4-star OT, #13 OT, 83 grade, #220 overall . . . Rivals 4-star OT, #33 OT . . . Scout 4-star OG, #15 OG . . . 247 Sports 3-star OT, #54 OT, 87 grade

Strengths: Thick lower body . . . Good initial punch . . . Good body lean and knee bend . . . Fits well on defensive linemen . . . Gets extension and controls defenders with his hands . . . Shows solid footwork in run game . . . Finishes blocks . . . Looks for second block when possible . . . Shows a bit of a nasty streak

Weaknesses: Decent athlete but not outstanding . . . Lacks some foot speed . . . Undersized right now and will need to add weight

Projection: Offensive guard. Hunt lacks the wingspan to play tackle at the Big Ten level, but he has good height and length for the guard position, and he could even play center if necessary.  I really like his on-the-field demeanor and the way he finishes blocks.  With pretty good technique, it seems like the biggest obstacle will be putting on sufficient weight and strength; he will also have to adjust to playing against talented defensive lineman who might be quicker than him.  If he can gain 30-40 pounds over the next couple years and improve his foot speed a little, he should be a good interior blocker.

Reminds me of: Erik Magnuson, albeit a smaller version

His senior highlights are on Hudl, and here are his junior highlights: