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Boyster interested in new coach

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Beau Boyster is sticking with his Arizona commitment at least for now until the Wildcats hire a new coach and he figures out where the program is headed.
What's most important to the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco offensive center is who Arizona brings in, whether he still fits into the system and that might not be figured out for a while so the three-star recruit is sitting back and watching the coaching search unfold.
"I'm still sticking with them right now," Boyster said. "We're going to see who the next head coach is and how many coaches they let go at the end of the season. Then I'm going to make my decision from that point."
Boyster, rated as the fourth-best center in the 2012 class by Rivals.com, has heard rumors that Arizona could go after former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach or former Oregon coach Mike Bellotti. At this point it could all be speculation but Boyster will be keeping a close eye on the process.
"Right now with the assistants they still have on staff I would still be an Arizona Wildcat on signing day," Boyster said.
"You never know who they're going to bring in. There has been a bunch of talk they're going to try to get Leach, they're going to try to get Bellotti, they're going to try to get all these guys but Leach is going to cost a lot of money and Bellotti is going to cost more so who knows.
"The AD told us at the press conference that the next time we'll hear from him is when they're going to talk about the next head coach for the Arizona football program. He said that won't be for a couple months after the season so that's when we'll find out and I'll tell you where I stand at that point. With the staff they have right now I'm still a solid commit."
Arizona State, Illinois, Nevada, San Jose State and Washington State have also offered the 6-foot-4, 285-pound prospect but Boyster said he's holding off on other visits until Arizona's coaching situation is settled.
Boyster has a close relationship with offensive line coach Robert Anae and defensive line coach Joe Salave'a so he's hoping they're retained by the new regime.
"Hopefully they hire a guy I like so I don't have to (take other visits)," Boyster said. "I've been talking about that with my dad. I'm going to wait to see who they hire because I want to respect my commitment. I've learned that my word is very important. When I committed to Arizona I was going to do it.
"You never know, these guys could all be lying, but it sounds like (Salave'a) is going to stay there and I think my position coach is going to stay there because Robert Anae is really respected in the community. It was a big deal for him to go to Arizona. For right now I'm still an Arizona commit."
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