Marcus Rios: 'No One Will Work Harder'

Cosumnes Oaks CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) became the first verbal commit for the 2012 class on Tuesday when he pledged to the Blue and Orange. This marks the earliest verbal commitment in program history as Boise State looks to continue its momentum on the recruiting trail. Rios spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State and his future as a Bronco.

Cosumnes Oaks CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) became the first verbal commit for the 2012 class on Tuesday when he pledged to the Blue and Orange. This marks the earliest verbal commitment in program history as Boise State looks to continue its momentum on the recruiting trail.

"I spoke to Coach Petersen during lunch," he said. "He spoke to Coach Gomes for a little while and then handed me the phone. He told me that I'm an interesting player and I'll fit the program well. He offered and told me to call him back another day with my final decision. I told him I was ready to commit."

"He told me he went through my profile and transcripts, said that everyone he spoke to said I'm a person of character and integrity," he stated. "I was just speechless and so happy."

The talented CB wants Bronco fans to know that no one will outwork him. He says being a Boise State commit makes him want to work that much harder to accomplish his goals.

"No one will work harder," he said. "I promise Bronco Nation that I will be the hardest worker in the 2012 class. I want to make sure I outwork everyone. Most importantly, I want to make all my Bronco family, Coach Petersen, and all the other coaches proud."

Defensive Backs Coach Marcel Yates certainly has an eye for talent and his track record on the recruiting trail is excellent. He says the newest Bronco is an "All-American" player.

"I spoke to Coach Yates yesterday," he said. "He told me I'm an All-American player and I display my skills well at CB and Safety. It's real exciting to have the opportunity to play for him. I have a great relationship with him and he's a great person."

Is it possible to be more than 100% committed? If so, that would be Marcus Rios.

"I'm 100% committed to Boise State," he said. "My father and mother are just so happy with my decision. They know it's the best place for me and the most comfortable as well. They know I'm safe and won't have to worry about anything."

Marcus Rios and (2011 signee) Robert Ash are best friends. To say that they're happy to have the opportunity to play together at Boise State would be an understatement.

"Playing with Robert is going to be great. We're going to dominate the field," he said. "He was jumping up and down when I committed. We're going to become champions together at Boise State," he added.

As a junior, Rios (6'0, 170, 4.43) racked up 47 tackles and 1 INT. He also held offers from Arizona State and Washington State.


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