The recent news that Arizona State coach Dirk Koetter was being let go came as a pretty big shock to Sun Devil commit Andre Ferguson. While a few other committed players have said they plan to look around, Ferguson said he's still 100% committed to ASU.
Ferguson, 6-3, 200 pounds took his official visit to Tempe back in late September and committed just a few weeks later. The linebacker had offers from schools like Utah, San Diego State, Colorado State, Kansas, Wyoming and UTEP but said he was sold on the Sun Devil program and that still appears to be the case.
"I first found out that Coach Koetter was fired around 12:00 on Monday," Ferguson said. "My coach told me the news and I was pretty surprised. I never really saw it coming, especially after they had just beaten Arizona and are going to a Bowl game. I liked Coach Koetter a lot and was looking forward to playing for him.
"I really don't think the news hit me until this morning though. Yesterday when I found out, I just kind of took it in but this morning when I woke up, I was like, 'dang coach Koetter is gone.' I haven't heard from anyone at ASU yet but I'm going to call coach Osborne tonight and talk with him about what is going on. He's the one that has been recruiting me the whole time and the coach I was closest to.
"At this point, I'm still 100% committed to ASU. I have no plans to look around and just want to wait patiently and see who the school hires. Hopefully they hire a good coach and they still want me to play for them. If they do, I'm going to ASU. There is a reason I committed there in the first place and that's because I just really like the school and feel it's a great opportunity for me.
"To be honest, I'm still kind of in shock by everything. I'm going to go online later on and read up more on the situation. I'm not sure if any other schools are going to start recruiting me again, San Diego State never really stopped but I haven't heard from anyone since this happened. Like I said, I'm really comfortable with ASU and my first choice is stay with my commitment there, hopefully everything works out for the best and I'll be able to do that."