Zach Hemmila said he had an idea things weren't looking good for Mike Stoops, who was fired as Arizona's coach Monday, but that he was still stunned when he heard the news.
So taken aback that the four-star offensive guard from Chandler, Ariz., said he's still not sure about his future until he has some time to talk things over with his parents.
"I'm just waiting to talk to my parents about it now," Hemmila said. "I should know more about what I'm going to do (Tuesday) or sometime later this week.
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"I had a kind-of idea that it could happen but I didn't think anything of it."
As of Monday evening, Hemmila had not talked to any of Arizona's assistant coaches and basically said he didn't want to make any decisions about his future until he talks with those close to him and sees how things shake out with the coaching search.
"I don't know yet," Hemmila said. "I'm still kind of shocked right now. I'm going to finish talking with my parents and then I should know more about what I'm going to do."
Stoops played a factor in Hemmila's decision to commit to Arizona in late July and the 6-foot-3, 275-pound prospect also had a good relationship with some assistant coaches so their futures could play a role in his decision-making process, too.
"(Stoops) was one of the factors because you always have to like the head coach and then you have to like the position coach," Hemmila said. "I'm stunned."
If there is any good news it's not as though Hemmila is without options. He lists offers from Arizona State, Oregon State, San Diego State and Montana but said he's still not sure about taking other visits until he discusses things in the coming days.
Rivals.com rates Hemmila No. 12 at offensive guard in the 2012 class and sixth in the Arizona state rankings.