Hearing Cameron Hunt Rumors point toward Michigan...

Submitted by DrewandBlue on January 3rd, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Does anybody have any new Intel on Cameron Hunt considering switching over from Cal? I know there has been some interest, however I'm hearing twitter is trending "to follow Cameron Hunt, Go Blue! etc..." I'm hearing it's coming from Patrick Kugler and Shane Morris pretty thick.

I wanted to throw it out there to see if somebody had more definitive information. I do not have twitter...

Go Blue

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Comments

Magnus

January 3rd, 2013 at 11:47 AM ^

I think most indications have been good for Cameron Hunt over the past several weeks.  This isn't really anything new, just kids being kids.  I wouldn't be surprised if Hunt commits next weekend (on his official visit) or even sooner.

detrocks

January 3rd, 2013 at 11:56 AM ^

Yeah, while Twitter is the ultimate FWIW source, the other '13 recruits sure seem to be pretty sure that he's going to be joining them.    The other schools that he's considering are Cal, Oregon and Ohio State--  although Michigan, Cal and Oregon seem to be ahead of Ohio on his list.  He is supposed to visit Cal on Jan 18 and Oregon on Jan 25, so it'll be interesting to see if commits on his upcoming visit to Ann Arbor.

He'd be a great pickup--  4 stars to everyone but 247, which has him just below 4 stars. 

there_in_2005

January 3rd, 2013 at 11:58 AM ^

can someone smarter than me explain the wisdom in taking 6 guys this class? i love a lot of good o-linemen depth as much as the next guy, but between the last class and this class we have a lot of talented big guys up front. seems like this reduces our chances of landing the top guys in the 2014 class?

Magnus

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:02 PM ^

We're still low on numbers, even with the recent influx.  You generally want to have at least 15 linemen on the squad.  Lewan's leaving, so now there's an extra spot.

I don't really care about the 2014 class.  You get what you need now, and you figure out the rest later.  So many linemen don't pan out that 1 or 2 of the 2013 guys will probably be gone in a couple years.

JeepinBen

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:12 PM ^

I think it'd be a really good Diary, and I'll research it if I have time, but you HAVE to plan on a certain number of attrition. Maybe 75% of guys stay and can perform over their 5 years. Maybe it's 60%.  Figure you need 15 lineman like Magnus said. 10 Ready to Play. Maybe ideally you take 4-5 every year, but we're still catching up.

ken725

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:02 PM ^

Our OL recruiting since 2009 is what is forcing us to take so many in the past two classes.

2009 - Quinton Washington (swtich to DT), Michael Schofield (starting RT)

2010 - Christian Pace (career ending injury)

2011 - Chris Bryant (missed 2012 with injury), Tony Posada (left during camp)

Getting 1 starter and only having two OL on the roster from those 2 years really hurt us with the OL numbers.

joeyb

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:17 PM ^

I don't doubt that to be the case, but did Lewan make it official that he's going to the NFL? I'd just prefer not to assume that he's gone at this point because it lessens the amount of time that I have to be sad. Oh hell, Denard's gone, I'm sad anyway.

mmp

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:29 PM ^

There is nothing official that I know of, but he said he wants to address the team and then the media through the athletic department. Given that, his performance vs Clowney and given his mom his helmet after the game there is a lot of smoke around him leaving for the draft. And you know where there is smoke there is fire. I would love for him to stay but just don't see it happening.

TexanGOBLUE

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:01 PM ^

guys can enter the NFL draft, transfer, get hurt, or just quit (Posada). Always good to have those big fellas around! I hoped we got Skipper, but Hunt is good as well.

neoavatara

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:08 PM ^

Kugler tweeted something positive about Hunt yesterday.  

I think Hunt is very interested, and I think he is on top of the coaches list too.  He is my personal favorite for our 6th OL.  

crazyjoedavola

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:10 PM ^

It's pretty much Hoke compensating for the previous regime not signing enough linemen... Hoke stated last year that he wants around 15 scholarship linemen at all times, so he won't be taking 6 in every class, but for now he is just trying to catch up.

Steve Lorenz

January 3rd, 2013 at 12:15 PM ^

Hunt is really good friends with Kyle Bosch; in fact, I'm pretty sure Bosch is the one who put him in touch with the Michigan coaches originally. I think he's definitely the favorite out of the new group of 2013 OL the coaches are targeting. 

Jack Daniels

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:02 PM ^

Poggi's dad is taking some kids on a trip to Alabama, and Henry decided he would tag along. They are calling it a "business trip." It sounds pretty shady, but it's Nick Saban so what should we expect. Anyway, they think he will flip. The whole thing is compounded by the fact that it is a dead period right now, and the coaches can't talk to Henry.

Jack Daniels

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:13 PM ^

It is. I might be repeating myself by now but it is really strange how this is happening during the dead period. There were rumors Poggi wanted to visit A&M around November, but he was afraid of losing his spot so he never did. But now? It seems like the perfect storm. Even it is a "business trip", you know Saban will be trying his best to flip Poggi the entire time

Steve Lorenz

January 3rd, 2013 at 1:41 PM ^

This is the case.

I was told by Henry to keep it on the low yesterday, but they're going to visit his former Gilman teammate Cyrus Jones and Henry decided he wanted to go. He contacted the coaching staff beforehand to make sure that it was OK that he went on the trip and they said it was. 

It's really nothing to worry about. 

FreddieMercuryHayes

January 3rd, 2013 at 2:48 PM ^

Don't like it because Saban is such a good recruiter and is shady and they'll be hopefully coming off an NC. I don't want any recruits near that. But if the coaches are OK with it, then so be it; they must be comfortable with it. Is the trip going to see the teammate at like his house because its a dead period, or they doing the full football facility/coaches experience.