Future Bronco Dominates At Gridiron Kings

Cosumnes Oaks HS CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) was in Orlando last weekend for The Gridiron Kings event & to say he performed well would be an understatement. The talented CB hauled in three INTs & was named a "top performer" by numerous media outlets at the event. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his commitment to Boise State & his outstanding performance at Gridiron Kings.

Cosumnes Oaks HS CB Marcus Rios (Elk Grove, CA) was in Orlando last weekend for The Gridiron Kings event & to say he performed well would be an understatement. The talented CB hauled in three INTs & was named a "top performer" by numerous media outlets at the event.

"It was cool," he said. "It was a real good experience for me. I got to see the best, compete against the best, and hangout with the best. It was real competitive, so I had to stay focused. I loved the whole experience and it was something I'll always remember."

"I think I did real well. I made some big plays," said Rios. "I had three INTs total. I thought I did a good job of reading the QB well and figuring out the route combination, which allowed me to jump the route and get the ball."

"My favorite part was just the atmosphere," he said. "I was around some great coaches and the attention was high with a lot of reporters out there. Overall, it was just a great atmosphere."

I guess one could say it was also a "business" trip for the future Bronco as his roommate for the event was none other than (recruiting target) Christopher Santini out of Leland HS in San Jose, CA. Needless to say, Rios made it known that he wants Santini at Boise State.

"I did a lot of recruiting," he said with a laugh. "I was bugging him (Santini) about it the whole time. I just told him once again that it's a great program with great coaches and a great opportunity to train hard and be a playmaker. I know he likes Boise State a lot."

On the recruiting front, Rios maintains that he's 100% committed to Boise State and keeps in close contact with the coaching staff.

"I spoke to Coach Yates and Coach Petersen today," he said. "We just caught up on things and Coach Petersen told me he was in Las Vegas for media day. Coach Yates just told me to keep training hard and be prepared to make an impact."

"Coach Petersen was just asking me about what classes I'm going to take and making sure I'm on track to graduate early."

Rios (6'0, 175, 4.43) and his teammates will hit the practice field for the start of fall camp in a little over a week. The talented CB will step right into a leadership role and hopes to have a big senior season.

"I'm real excited for the season to start," he stated. "My goal is to be a leader and a role model for the players. We have to make sure we train hard to be the best, stay disciplined, and that's pretty much it."

"I've also been working out with (former Bronco) Brandyn Thompson for the past three weeks," said Rios. "He has shown me a couple new techniques and has made a big impact on me. He tells me the process about college and what I need to do before I get on campus. He said it's all about showing up in-shape and everything like that."

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

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