Nathan Sudfeld has been committed to Arizona since June but after hearing that coach Mike Stoops was fired Monday the Modesto (Calif.) Modesto Christian pro-style quarterback said he has to talk things over with his parents and coaches.
Sudfeld, a 6-foot-5, 215-pound three-star prospect, had planned to enroll at Arizona in January so his decision timetable - whether he wants to stick with the Wildcats or move on to another school - has been pushed up.
"I felt sorry because I liked Stoops when I went down to meet him," Sudfeld said. "I wish him the best and everything. As of right now, I talked to (quarterbacks coach Frank) Scelfo, I don't really know what to do next.
"As of right now I'm still committed to Arizona, I still love coach Scelfo but I still have to talk to my parents and my head coach at my high school who's helped with my recruiting. I have to think about it and weigh our options. I can't rule out anything right now. I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to do.
"I'm not shocked but you never think it's going to happen until it happens."
Stanford, Nevada, Colorado and Utah are four schools that have stayed in contact with Sudfeld, who also has an offer from New Mexico State, and he said he's definitely going to consider his options so he can figure out what's best for his future.
"I was planning on graduating early and getting down there," Sudfeld said. "Being there in January they probably won't have a coach until right before that or right after that so I might need to call around earlier. I don't know. I have a lot of things to talk to my parents and coaches about.
"A lot (of schools) have backed off but they all knew I have high character in my recruiting and stayed committed to Arizona.
"I've been committed to the coaching staff pretty much so I'm not sure what that does to me. A few other schools have been contacting me throughout the whole thing. For the most part, it's kind of early to know what's going to happen from this point forward."