I applied for a tech job, went through several rounds of interviews and got called to the final round. However, I did not like the job and decided to pull out of the process. Wrote a polite email saying the job is interesting but not a good fit for me at the moment. I thought that will be it and that I won't hear from them anymore.
Next day I get an email from the recruiter saying she would like to talk more. I did not answer immediately because I had a lot on my plate. A week goes by and another interviewer gets back to me saying the same thing in different words.
The reason I pulled out was I wanted to work on a specific project they had and they did not want to commit upfront to having me work on that. This was a huge red flag for me. The other team/project they had was not of particular interest to me and I would definitely not want to work on that.
How do I approach this? Do I tell them why I pulled out?