Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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:


  1. How would you compare him with Dawson and Lacy?

    1. Out of those three...

      1. Dawson
      2. Hunt
      3. Lacy

      But I really don't think Hunt is very far behind Dawson.

    2. Dawson has better mobility than Hunt, but I think Hunt has better technique at this point. I really like the high GPA for Hunt.

  2. I know it's preferred, but do you think his height alone is the determining factor in him not projecting as a possible tackle down the road, or is that more of a depth thing, too. Heard people say he had a good wingspan, and there are so many in the NFL that play at a 6'4"

    1. It's not the determining factor, but it's a big part. I don't really think he has the foot speed for it, either.

      I don't know that there are many 6'4" tackles in the NFL. Heck, even Michigan's tackles have been taller than 6'4" for about as long as I can remember. Lewan, Schofield, Huyge, Dorrestein, Ortmann, Long, Backus, Schilling, etc. I think maybe Adam Stenavich was 6'4", but that's going back about a decade.

    2. Just thinking about guys like Matt Light, Jason Peters, Jordan Gross, ect.

  3. I like him too. Looks like he has good balance and coordination. Top student to boot. Could get a look at OC down the line. With Dawson's shenanigans, I'd rather have this kid.

  4. How good are our chances at landing him?

    1. Our chances seem to be pretty good. The recruiting insiders have hinted that Michigan might be the front-runner.

  5. He looks more agile and nimble then Lacy.....Hunt would be awesome to get