There were good indications that Colorado commit Devin Ross would switch his commitment but after talking to the new staff the Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany wide receiver is more in the fold.
The 5-foot-9, 170-pound three-star prospect said he likes what new coach Mike MacIntyre has been saying during their talks and if his official visit in January goes well then he could stick with his pledge.
"I talked to him a few times and last year he coached at San Jose State and he's a really good coach and they run the spread and everything," Ross said. "I think that will make a difference and it will be a better program."
Ross, rated as the No. 70 wide receiver in the 2013 class by Rivals.com, is expected to visit Colorado the weekend of Jan. 18.
That trip could be one of the biggest deciding factors on whether Ross sticks with his commitment or starts to seriously look elsewhere in the weeks leading up to National Signing Day.
"I feel like I'm most likely going to stay if I like it out there during that weekend," Ross said. "I like the new coaching staff and I've talked to a few of the players out there. I just like it. I just want to see if I can stay there.
"They can only get better. It can't keep going down. I feel like we can be better over the years."
Utah had emerged as a favorite for Ross if he was going to look around but the Utes have not been mentioned recently.
Ross also lists offers from Boston College, Hawaii, Iowa State, Minnesota, Nevada and San Diego State.