Among the coaches at San Diego State, Ryan Jack had the best relationship with Rocky Long and so now with the former defensive coordinator being named head coach earlier this week after Brady Hoke left for Michigan, Jack said there's no issue with his commitment.
As long as his recruiting coach stays with the Aztecs, the Corona (Calif.) Centennial inside linebacker doesn't plan to look around.
"Coach Long is a great coach so I'm not worried about anything," Jack said.
"If coach Long left then I would have considered other schools. I had a better relationship with coach Long."
Jack, a 6-foot-1, 202-pound three-star prospect, committed to San Diego State in October and has been talking to Long for about a year.
Other schools were showing interest in Jack, a hard-hitting, intense linebacker, but his relationship with Long plus his visit to San Diego State really sold him on the Aztecs' program.
He's confident in Long's ability as a defensive coordinator - and now as a head coach - and doesn't plan to look elsewhere.
"He's a really cool guy," Jack said. "He started calling me back about a year ago and he'd been calling me once a week ever since. I met him a couple times when I was down there and I hung out with him so he's a cool guy."
What also helped Jack ease into his decision to stay is that the Hoke news didn't come as a terrible surprise. Hoke's name was linked to the Michigan job for a while and after LSU coach Les Miles didn't take the Wolverines' post earlier this week, Hoke moved to the forefront once again.
"I heard since the other coach turned down Michigan that coach Hoke was probably going to take it," Jack said.