Daniel Carlson is disappointed that Auburn fired coach Gene Chizik but the key to keeping the Colorado Springs (Colo.) Classical Academy kicker could be with the special teams coach.
If the new Auburn coach retains special teams coordinator Jay Boulware then Carlson said he'll have no problem sticking with the Tigers. If not, he'll have to review the situation and make the best decision for himself.
"As far as kicking goes, the special teams coach is more important and I really like coach Boulware," Carlson said. "As long as that stays the same I'm not worried.
"I obviously really liked coach Chizik. That was part of my decision, how we dealt with the team and what kind of person he was, I really liked that. I'm sure they'll bring in a new guy who's good for the team who can turn it around next season."
The 6-foot-5, 195-pound prospect who's rated as the fourth-best kicker by Rivals.com said he'll wait to see how everything turns out before considering other options.
A new coach will be hired, a new staff will be put together and Carlson has to figure out if that works for him. With the news just happening earlier Sunday, it's too early for the three-star to make any decisions.
But if the Tigers want to keep Carlson in this recruiting class, keeping Boulware is a crucial piece.
"I'm sure it will all turn out well," Carlson said. "As long as coach Boulware stays then there isn't anything to worry about now.
"I just have to see. I'll take it one day at a time. If anything did change I'd see who came in and what the situation would be. As long as (Boulware) is still around I'm not going anywhere and I'm definitely still solid."