Ian Taubler said he was obviously disappointed that UCLA fired Rick Neuheisel but the coach wasn't a major factor in his decision to commit to the Bruins so he's sticking with his decision at least for now.
"Of course I'm disappointed," Taubler said.
"I would have loved to have him as a coach. As of now I'm still committed to UCLA. I'm really interested to see who the new coach is going to be. I want to see if it's the kind of offense I can run but you never know. Things might change."
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Taubler, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound three-star tight end from Fresno (Calif.) Bullard, said he was in school when he heard the news Neuheisel was fired and his coach broke it to him.
It wasn't good to hear but Taubler said he picked UCLA for many other reasons so he wants to see how things turn out in the coaching search before making any final decisions.
"I was in school and my coach told me," Taubler said. "(Neuheisel) wasn't a huge thing, of course I liked the coach, but it wasn't really a deciding factor when I committed."
Rivals.com rates Taubler as the No. 26 tight end in the 2012 class and the No. 74 prospect in the California state rankings. Arizona, Colorado, Fresno State, Oregon State, USC, Washington and Yale have also offered.
Taubler said he's planning to take trips to USC and Washington. The Trojans like him to possibly move to center or guard so that is also something else to consider.
"I'm going to take a few other visits after the season to USC, Washington and that's it right now," Taubler said.
Fresno Bullard faces Fresno Edison in the playoffs this weekend.