Kyle Kelley has talked with new Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez and those conversations went well but the four-star defensive end from Irvine (Calif.) Woodbridge also wants to see who Rodriguez hires on defense.
While that process happens, Kelley is planning visits to Colorado and Oklahoma and just being patient until Arizona settles its coaching staff situation.
"I talked to (Rodriguez) last week and I think it was a great hire," Kelley said. "He had success at West Virginia and at Michigan and I've heard great things about him. He's a great coach and really great at offense.
Article Continues Below
"I'm waiting for them to hire a defensive coordinator which should be sometime this week I believe. I want to see what kind of defense they're going to run and how I'm going to fit into their scheme. I'm still committed to Arizona and I still love Arizona."
Kelley, a 6-foot-3 four-star prospect who finished with 87 tackles and 22 sacks in his senior season, will visit Colorado next weekend and Oklahoma assistant head coach Bobby Jack Wright is flying to Southern California to meet with Kelley Monday.
An official visit will be hashed out during that meeting.
"Since coach (Mike) Stoops got fired, I didn't know which coach they were going to hire so I'm taking an official visit to Colorado this upcoming weekend and then I'm taking an official visit to Oklahoma," Kelley said. "I'm meeting with Bobby Jack Wright (Monday) and we're going to talk about a good time to visit.
"(Oklahoma) is a possibility. I think it depends on what kind of defense Arizona is going to run and how I like the coaches they hire on defense and my position coach as well. If Oklahoma really impresses me and things don't look that good defense-wise for Arizona then it could definitely be an option."
Kelley said he's having an in-home visit with Wright on Monday and he plans to take his final official visit to Arizona once the coaching situation is settled.
Rivals.com rates Kelley as the No. 13 strong-side defensive end and No. 205 prospect in the 2012 class.