40 time: 4.51
From: Los Alamitos, California
High School: Los Alamitos
"They have me interchanging at tailback and strong safety this season," said the versatile Rice. "I like tailback but wherever I am needed is where I'll play."
Cortes does not have any offers yet and still favors UCLA. The Cats are also a strong contender. "I like Coach (Mike) Stoops and the background he is bringing to Arizona. I like the Pac Ten conference and if I went there I could be a part of it. Arizona is trying to build something."
This summer, Rice attended the USC skills and UCLA one-day camp in addition to the Stanford Nike Combine. He is originally from Columbus, Ohio where both of his parents graduated from Ohio State. He moved to California when he was five but still has a soft spot for the east coast. "My parents kind of want me to stay out here but they wouldn't mind if I went back east somewhere. I still visit family in Columbus every once in a while."
Cortes carries a 3.1 core GPA and will take his ACT October 6th.
Los Alamitos takes on Santa Barbara Dos Pueblos this Friday in their season opener.