K.J. Carta-Samuels remains happily committed to Vanderbilt and if no changes occur on that coaching staff he'll most likely stick with his pledge but the San Jose (Calif.) Bellarmine Prep quarterback isn't against hearing from other schools, either.
Anything can happen in the recruiting process and Carta-Samuels wants to make sure all his bases are covered. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound four-star prospect said his commitment is firm but he doesn't want to shut any teams out yet.
"I'll definitely be open to other schools recruiting me and getting offers from other schools," Carta-Samuels said. "As we know anything can happen with this whole process. Coaches can leave at any point.
"I'm definitely still strong to Vanderbilt but you have to have that backup plan just in case something happens. From that perspective I'm open to more interest but at the same time I'm happy with Vanderbilt."
Carta-Samuels, one of the top quarterbacks in the West for the 2014 recruiting class, said things have been relatively quiet on the recruiting front but he has received a tremendous amount of letters in recent weeks.
Some of the schools reaching out include Oregon, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Colorado, Washington and Stanford.
The Northern California prospect has been committed to Vanderbilt, where his brother Austyn plays, since he visited there this past summer.
Carta-Samuels is expected to participate in the Rivals Camp Series presented by Under Armour March 10 in the Los Angeles area.
"It's been a little quiet recently because of signing day," Carta-Samuels said. "I'm sure it will pick up soon but in terms of other schools I've been getting letters and stuff but nothing too serious yet."