Marcus Griffin was disappointed in the staff changes made at Cal on Wednesday but the four-star defensive tackle is by no means eliminating the Golden Bears from consideration.
The Bellevue, Wash., standout who helped lead his team to another state championship in recent weeks said on social media and in interviews that he was surprised Cal let go defensive line coach Barry Sacks, who had been one of his recruiters.
The news is disappointing but Griffin said he still plans to visit Berkeley the weekend of Jan. 17 and will still give Cal a serious look as his recruitment winds down.
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Griffin, formerly committed to Washington State, plans to announce his final decision on signing day.
Other changes were also made at Cal other than just Sacks as Andy Buh was demoted from being defensive coordinator and Randy Stewart was not retained, either.
Griffin's conversation with Cal coach Sonny Dykes Wednesday night could play a major role in his future decision-making process.
"I am going to still consider them," Griffin said. "I am going to talk to coach Dykes about this tonight.
"Very (disappointed) but it's a business. He was one of my favorite coaches but coach Dykes just told me I am still the No. 1 recruit overall on the board."
Griffin said Cal is the only visit he has locked in for January. Soon, the four-star prospect will finalize his visit schedule for the remainder of the month.
The 6-foot-3, 285-pound recruit reports offers from Arizona, Cal, Cincinnati, Colorado State, Idaho, Nevada, UTEP, Washington and Washington State.