"I talked to Coach Gundy this morning and told him what I was doing," Del Rio said. "I had been thinking about it for a while and then with Coach Monken leaving, it just made sense. They have some good freshman quarterbacks as well so I just wanted to open things up and make sure I was doing the right thing.
"I've known Coach Monken since I was 11 years old. He was my dad's WR coach with Jacksonville and I know his whole family really well. They were basically like a second family so when he left, I was definitely disappointed."
Del Rio has a couple of unofficial visits scheduled this week including a return trip to one program.
"I'm actually going to Oregon State later today," Del Rio said. "That's a solid program and I really liked my official visit there. I had a good home visit with the coaches and I'm definitely comfortable with everything about the program.
"On Wednesday, I'm going to Alabama and that will be an unofficial visit as well. They haven't offered me yet but I've been talking with them for a while. I might give Southern Mississippi a look as well and I'm still considering Oklahoma State. I haven't completely shut the door on them, I just want to give every school a fair shot and I think it's hard to do that if you're still committed to a program."