Offers Flow For Bronco Commit Marcus Rios

Cosumnes Oaks CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) became the earliest verbal commitment in program history back on March 1st when he pledged to the Blue and Orange. Still, that hasn't stopped other schools from offering him and recruiting him as if he was wide open. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about those latest offers and his future as a Bronco.

Cosumnes Oaks CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) became the earliest verbal commitment in program history back on March 1st when he pledged to the Blue and Orange. Still, that hasn't stopped other schools from offering him and recruiting him as if he was wide open.

"Utah, Washington State, Nevada, and UCLA have all offered since I committed," he said. "I'm still firmly committed to Boise State, but that hasn't stopped other schools from recruiting me," he added.

Rios and his HS teammates were in attendance at the Bronco Football Camp last summer, but he'll be back in Boise in just a little over a week to get a better look at the campus.

"I'm going to Boise for the Junior Day," he stated. "I'm excited since I haven't gotten to see all the facilities and everything. Coach Petersen and Coach Yates are the only two coaches I've met, so I'm excited about meeting the others. You know, I just want to see the environment around Boise and that's really it."

Rios told BroncoCountry when he committed in early March that he will not be outworked. Robert Ash backed that statement up a few weeks later and the future Bronco says a strong work ethic was instilled in him at an early age.

"My mother and father taught me at a young age that I need to work hard since things don't come easy," said Rios. "Every day I'm working hard to get better and improve. Just today I was out on the field doing some drills with Robert. It's all about working hard to get better."

Marcus became a Boise State fan at an early age and much of that is due to his relationship with (former Bronco) Brandyn Thompson.

"I attribute much of it to my relationship with Brandyn Thompson and just growing up on Boise," he said. "We started training together back when I was in 7th grade and we've had a great relationship ever since. He and his dad were real excited when I committed. He said it's up to me to better than he was at Boise."

The underclassmen at Cosumnes Oaks will be looking at Rios (6'0, 170, 4.43) to provide the leadership as they head into the 2011 season and the talented CB is taking it all in stride.

"I want to be a section champion this year and carry the team on my back, just give 100%," he said. "I want to make sure I do the best I can so we have the best opportunity to win," he added.

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


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