Junior college four-star defensive end Trevon Young was one of those. The Iowa Western Community College transfer, who is in Louisville and will begin school on Monday, indicated that he may switch to pledge to Iowa should the coaching change occur.
Now, just hours after the announcement that Strong had accepted Texas' offer, Young is remaining firm with the Cardinals. The primary reason, U of L defensive line coach Clint Hurtt anticipates joining the Cardinals new staff.
"I found out about all the details this morning," he told Cardinal Authority on Sunday. "When it first started coming out I was really considering leaving and going to Iowa, but I had a chance to talk to my position coach (Clint Hurtt) and he told me that he's staying and that's what is most important for me."
Young, who has four years to play three, had 45 tackles in his one season at Iowa Western, including 13.5 sacks and 20 tackles for a loss. He was named a National Junior College Coaches Association second-team All-American as a freshman.
With the graduation of All-American defensive end Marcus Smith, Young's goal is to make an immediate impact on the defensive front.
"My goal is win the starting position," he said. "I know it won't be handed to me, but that's my goal."
Young will be with the team this afternoon for a 3:00p.m. team meeting.
"I'm excited to get going and getting to know everyone. I can't wait to get started."