Jordan Smith said he's upset that coach Brady Hoke left San Diego State for Michigan and that although he's still committed to the Aztecs there is good reason to at least look at other options that might become available.
"I'm kind of upset," Smith said.
"I'm still trying to think about it. I'm still with San Diego State. I'm going to wait and see what happens with it, what they're going to do about it. I'm still leaving my options open for anyone who's still interested."
Smith is a 6-foot-5, 255-pound offensive tackle from Redlands, Calif., who also lists offers from Hawaii, New Mexico State and San Jose State. He said the recruiting coach at Redlands is investigating some Pac-10 options and Smith just sent his new highlight film to USC.
"Right now I'm interested in keeping those options open," Smith said. "I just sent my film to USC and my recruiting coach at my school has talked to other Pac-10 teams for me."
According to multiple reports, Hoke was replaced by defensive coordinator Rocky Long and that's good news to Smith, a three-star prospect by Rivals.com who said Long was his main recruiter for San Diego State.
Even with Long on board, Smith said he still wants to see who else is hired on the staff so he's going to keep his options open while staying committed to San Diego State. He's disappointed that Hoke is gone so if something else opens up Smith might take a look at what becomes available.
"That would mean a lot because Rocky Long is the one who recruited me," Smith said.
"The thing I'm saying is I just want to see what happens and who becomes what. I want to see what they plan to do. I still have a month before I have to do what I need to do and sign something."