Elijah Dunston had just heard the news Sunday night by text message that Colorado fired coach Jon Embree so he didn't have much time to process his thinking.
The West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade wide receiver said he was disappointed by the news, will sit back and see who is hired and then make future determinations from there.
"Devin Ross just let me know," Dunston said.
"I haven't really had that much time to think about it. Devin Ross just text messaged me literally like a minute ago. I'm not really that shocked. I felt like it might happen but I didn't know for sure. I was being kind of optimistic."
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound three-star wide receiver said he had a good relationship with wide receivers coach Bobby Kennedy and before that offensive coordinator and running backs coach Eric Bieniemy.
He's hoping the new coach retains those assistants but Dunston isn't quite sure how that process will work itself out.
"I had a good relationship with coach Kennedy, the receivers coach," Dunston said.
"I talked to him every week but before that I used to talk to coach Bieniemy. I don't know for sure if the staff is going to be staying. Hopefully they can stay there but we'll see what's going on."
Finding out about the new coach and his philosophy and whether those assistants will still be on staff is something Dunston wants to wait for before making any decisions.
Nevada, New Mexico State, Wyoming and a few Pac-12 schools have also been involved in Dunston's recruitment.
"I really like Colorado," Dunston said. "I'm just looking forward to seeing who the next coach is, who they're going to hire and what their plans are going to be. That's ultimately going to affect my decision."