It's a 5 week window and it's not close to Signing Day. If it was really about the timetable for Avery Walls, do you not think that he would reconsider his decision if RR was retained? Or do you think the thought process of high school kids is "well I'm deciding today, December 14th, and if I don't know 100% that my coach will be here on the exact day I decide then they're off my list forever."
Look at Dee Hart. He wants RR here. If RR stays, he stays (probably). The timetable doesn't matter because it's not near Signing Day.
It's like people can't believe that recruits would pick somewhere besides Michigan. How blasphemous, recruits NEVER chose other schools before DB set that timetable on November 29, 2010.