Milstead, a 6-foot-5 270-pound offensive tackle from Washington (D.C.) Ballou, found out the news approximately a day before it was made public.
"My father told me, actually, I didn't hear it," said Milstead. "I'm thinking a coach told him. I don't know all the details. He spoke to the coaches Saturday night, but I don't really know what was said."
With the coaching change, the verbal commitment Milstead gave Bunting in July is now up in the air.
"There are still a lot of things that I have to work on with my parents and stuff," said Milstead. "I'm not going to comment [on my verbal commitment] at this time."
Milstead hopes to have a better idea of what's going on with his recruitment in roughly a month.
Before pledging to UNC, Milstead held scholarship offers from Auburn, Boston College, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, N.C. State, Temple, and Virginia. He has already taken an official visit to Illinois in late September.