Westlake Village (Calif.) Westlake defeated Loomis (Calif.) Del Oro 16-13 in an overtime thriller as part of Friday's Battle for Veterans Football Invitational.
Cornerback Dashon Hunt was the best athlete on the field Friday night, remaining consistent in coverage and displaying strong instinct, allowing for some big stops. His athleticism was highlighted in the third quarter as he hurdled over a Del Oro player.
"I give all the credit to my defense; defensive line, defensive backs, linebackers," he said after the game. "We all had a terrific game. To hold this high-powered offense like we did in overtime and make them go into negative yards, that says a lot. The defense was holding them all game to thirteen points."
Hunt was just as much of an asset to the team off the field, as he rallied the Warriors during halftime, encouraging the team to stay positive, even though they were behind.
"I was talking to the team and said 'listen, we're still close. It's a one play drive. It's 10-6. They have four points over us, but let's play like it's 0-0 at halftime. We need to come out really strong and show them that we are a second half team.' I think, defensively, we did just that. I give credit to our kicker for making that long field goal to win the game," he said.
Hunt, a four-star prospect, holds double-digit offers including Arizona, California, Washington, Washington State, Utah, Boise State and Nebraska.
Hunt had originally planned on visiting the Huskers on Saturday, but due to scheduling, had to postpone his trip.
"I had to reschedule that visit. I'm not sure when I'll be going, but I'm looking at the Wisconsin game. I'm just not 100% sure yet," he said.
Recruiting in general is on a bit of a back-burner for Hunt, as his focus is more on his senior season.
"I probably will end up taking most of my visits at the end of the season. Maybe a couple during season, but not many," he said.
He's also taking his time with the process, exploring his options and waiting to decide where he will be visiting. The 5-foot-9, 175-pound athlete was an early commit to UCLA, and is in no rush this time around.
For now, he's thinking about one thing: the Warriors Friday night game versus Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw.
"Our main thing we need to work on is to convert offensively. We drive the ball eighty yards down the field and then we don't convert. When we go back to practice, we have to convert, convert, convert.
"We should be scoring way more points than we did. The offensive line is putting in effort, the receivers are putting in effort, and we just need to get that ball into the end zone more," he said.