"It was more than I expected…"

Nebraska faced the top wide receiver in the Big Ten yesterday in Marvin McNutt. The Nebraska defense held him to just four receptions for 29 yards and held Iowa overall to just 182 yards passing and 270 yards of total offense. That was an effort that stood out to Marcus Rios. Rios came away as impressed with everything else at Nebraska as well.

Marcus Rios from Elk Grove (Calif.) Consumnes Oaks was a Boise State commitment, but decided to open things up on his commitment. This weekend he was in Lincoln for an official visit to Nebraska.

"I loved the trip," Rios said. "There were a lot of great things about it. We were all around the school and I loved everything about it. It was a lot more than I expected. It surprised me. I gained a lot of interest."

Rios loved the visit which helped push up already a heavy interest in Nebraska. Rios said one of the reasons the visit went so well was the coaches at Nebraska and how easy they were to work with.

"The coaches were all really friendly and easy to get along with. I know if I were to get there that the transition would be easy and really comfortable for me."

Rios also came away impressed with the facilities and the academic side at Nebraska. Rios believes that if he went to Nebraska that he would have success on the field and in the classroom.

"The facilities were outstanding and something that I could easily get used to. The academic part was also great as well. The structure they have definitely lets me know that I could be successful there to get a big time education and play big time football."

Nebraska's effort on the field yesterday put up 20 points and held Iowa to just seven. Rios said that the scheme that Nebraska runs would be easy for him to transition into and one of the big reasons why is the position coach.

"Yes, I know that I would fit in well from watching the game and attending the position meetings. I spoke to Coach Corey Raymond about that and it's something that would be an easy transition. They will allow me to go out there and make plays."

The visit couldn't have been any better. Nebraska really improved their standing with Rios and it was the best visit that he has been on yet. He said nothing could have been better about it.

"After this visit I feel very strong about Nebraska. I would rate this visit a "10 out of 10". It was a real great experience for me. I loved Nebraska. Nothing really could have been better. It was the best visit I had been on yet."

This was the third official visit coming after a pair of PAC 12 visits. He says that he doesn't now about the last two. As a reminder, Rios is graduating from high school in December so time is of the essence.

"I have taken three visits with one to UCLA and one to Arizona State. I have two more left and I don't really know where and if I am taking them. I know that Notre Dame and Oregon are really interested in me. They will be out to see me next week."

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in Scout.com's SuperPrep Magazine.
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