The departure of Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino is bound to have a negative effect on the Cardinals current recruiting class. No player is that more important for than Ramsey (N.J.) Don Bosco Prep quarterback Matt Simms.
"It was a little surprising that he left," his father, former NFL quarterback Phil Simms said. "Matt's going to take a wait and see attitude to figure out who they hire and I think once they pick someone, things will clear up."
That's a very different word than what was heard from Simms earlier Monday when he said he wasn't going to Louisville.
Asked how they felt if Tulsa coach Steve Kragthorpe takes the job.
"Once they make an announcement hopefully in the near future we'll go from there. We've got to see who they hire first."
Of course, the Simms' have a lot of ties to the Louisville area with family. How much of a factor will that play in keeping him there?
"I don't think that really will," the elder Simms said. "It's all about the program and the coaches. It's an added bonus that we have family there, that's a nice plus, but the reason for picking Louisville was the team and the offensive side of the ball."
Meanwhile, the three-star prospect had a solid performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl over the weekend.
"I think it went great," he said. "I think Matt showed all that all those ratings are incorrect. It was definitely evident to me that he proved himself out there to be one of the top players in the country.
"I think it really gives him and all the kids there a taste of college life and what it's all about working hard everyday to prepare for a game. He had a terrific time and was able to see where he stands up against other great players. I can say that Matt had a lot of fun."