Boise State A Heavy Favorite For Marcus Rios

Cosumnes Oaks HS CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) received his first offer last week and a handful of other schools are also showing interest, including Boise State. He says Boise State is his leader and will be on campus for a visit in April. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Cosumnes Oaks HS CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) received his first offer last week and a handful of other schools are also showing interest, including Boise State. He says Boise State is his leader and will be on campus for a visit in April.

"Boise State is my #1 choice right now," he said. "Yesterday, I talked to Coach Choate and he said they're looking forward to me coming down for their Junior Day. They're really interested in me and want me to give Coach Yates a call next week."

Rios was offered by Arizona State last week and nearly the entire Pac-12 has shown some level of interest. Having said that, he feels Boise State is a solid fit and that's why the Broncos are the heavy favorite at this point.

"I'm also hearing from Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington, Colorado, Cal, UCLA, San Diego State, San Jose State, and Utah," he stated. "I'm real excited about Boise right now. I'm looking for a family-type school and Boise is perfect. They're not too big and not too small. If Boise offers, I'm ready to commit."

"Me and Robert Ash are best friends. He and Brandyn (Thompson) have been telling me that I'm a perfect fit for Boise," Rios said. "They think I would love to play for Coach Petersen since he loves everyone and is someone you can count on."

Rios says he became a Bronco fan in 7th grade and has followed the program ever since.

"Well, I've been working out with Brandyn Thompson since 7th grade," he said. "I kind of grew up on Boise and I loved the camp we went to last summer. The campus is nice, the football program is great, and I feel it's a place I could easily fit in."

Spring practice starts in April and the talented CB says he wants to focus on getting faster. It might be a little difficult to accomplish that goal since Rios happens to run a 4.43 in the 40, but he says he's going to keep working at it.

"Spring football starts in April and I'm running track right now. I'm going to focus on getting faster and making state in track," he said. "I just turned 16, so I feel like I'm starting to become more mature on the field. I'm looking to dominate during my senior season. That's my main goal."

As a junior, Rios (6'0, 170, 4.43) racked up 47 tackles and had 1 INT.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Marcus Rios.

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