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LA North: Westlake DB Dashon Hunt chooses UCLA

8/22/2011

Dashon Hunt, a junior defensive back at Westlake High School, has made a verbal commitment to UCLA, according to Westlake coach Jim Benkert.

“He contemplated it for a few months and felt it was the best school for him academically as well as for football,” Benkert said.

Hunt had a sack and scored a rushing touchdown in the CIF Southern Section Northern Division semifinal playoff game against St. Bonaventure last year.

“From his standpoint, he can wait a year and come back to the same decision,” Benkert said. “If you have that opportunty, why wait?”

In addition to playing defensive back at Westlake in his sophomore season, he played running back and was on special teams as a kickoff returner. He was expected to be one of the top-recruited defensive backs in Southern California.

“I don’t think it has any affect on us at all,” Benkert said. “He made a great decision. It’s a great time to make the descision. I think everyone’s going to be happy.”

Campbell Hall wins Pierce College girls volleyball tournament

Campbell Hall won the Pierce College summer high school girls volleyball tourmanent over the weekend, defeating Chaminade, 25-22, in the championship match.

Campbell Hall lost its first match of the tournament then won 10 matches in a row including the championship match.

Valencia and Chaminade posted the second best records at the tournament at 9-2. West Ranch was 8-3 in the tournament.

More Montclair Prep fallout

Trey Dickerson, a senior point guard, told the Daily News he will be attending Sierra Canyon and join the basketball team. Dickerson was on the Montclair Prep basketball team before the school cut its athletic programs over the summer.

Dickerson averaged 17.6 points and 6.2 assists per game in his junior season at Montclair Prep. He led his team to the championship game of the CIF Southern Section Division V-A boys basketball playoffs against Sierra Canyon. Sierra Canyon won the game, 48-45 in overtime.