D.J. Riggins had been talking a lot to the Cal coaching staff prior to coach Jeff Tedford's firing but since then the 2014 prospect has not heard much from the Golden Bears.
The Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian recruit said he was disappointed by the Tedford news but is excited to see who's hired and hopes Cal gets involved in his recruitment once again.
"I haven't heard from Cal lately with the whole coaching situation but hopefully they're still considering me," Riggins said. "I'm thinking about starting to talk to them again once school lets out for the semester.
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"I was a little bit disappointed because (Tedford) was a cool dude and they were recruiting me a lot. Now that it's happened I haven't really been in contact with them.
"I was a little disappointed by the news so when the new coach is hired I'm pretty sure I'll be looking in to him and seeing how he is. Hopefully he can match up to coach Tedford because he was a good guy."
Cal has emerged as an early favorite for Riggins, a 6-foot, 190-pound prospect who rushed for 10 touchdowns in his junior season.
Colorado State, San Jose State, Utah State and Wyoming have offered the 2014 prospect and he said even though the Golden Bears stand out he's still listening to every school that wants to recruit him.
Some cousins in the Pac-12 could help steer his recruitment as well. Utah's Lucky Radley and UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams are related to Riggins so they could help with guidance through the recruiting process.
"I'm open to everybody," Riggins said.
"As my junior season ended Cal was the main school that first started talking to me and sending me hand-written letters and calling. I'm open to everybody though."