When Lithonia (Ga.) linebacker Danny Ezechukwu decided to commit to Purdue earlier this fall, he did so after becoming very comfortable with the Boilermakers coaching staff.
After head coach Danny Hope was fired on Sunday, Ezechukwu said he's still committed to Purdue, but he's a little nervous about his future with the school.
"It's kind of nerve wracking for me," Ezechukwu said. "I don't know what it's going to do for me. That's going to be part of my decision. I have to find out what's going to happen before I decide to move on."
Late in the afternoon on Sunday, Ezechukwu said he had yet to inform his mother of the news. He said that his family will support him no matter what he decides.
"I don't know how she's going to feel about the whole thing," he said. "I want to know what's going to happy because I'm strong on Purdue and everything like that, I just want to if I'm going to be given the same opportunity."
Ezechukwu said the atmosphere in West Lafayette also went a long way towards his final decision and that the coaches aren't the only reason he committed.
"It was a little bit of both, the coaches and the school," he said. "I have to see who they get up there and what they're going to do with everything."
Ezechukwu said he's been in touch with fellow Purdue commits Kyle Shortridge and David Yancey and the trio is all unsure about the move.
"I'm checking in with both of them right now," he said. "Kyle is in the same state I'm in and so is David. We want to meet the guy that's going to come so we can decide about things."
Ezechukwu, who also visited Iowa State, said he's going to look at his options and potentially take more official visits before signing day.