No Change For Rios After Visit

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks cornerback Marcus Rios enjoyed his official trip to UCLA but it hasn't changed his commitment status...

Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks cornerback Marcus Rios was one of two official visitors UCLA had the weekend they hosted Texas, joining teammate Michael Thomas in Westwood.

"It was a really great experience and I loved the atmosphere down there. I learned a lot about the school and education and learned a lot about UCLA in general," said Rios.

Rios had UCLA assistant coach Angus McClure at one of his games earlier this month, to see him and Thomas, who also got a UCLA offer, and the Bruins have been aggressively recruiting Rios.

But the longtime Boise State commit said that hasn't changed anything.

"I'm still solid to Boise State," said Rios. "The UCLA coaches were really respectful of my commitment and just said that if anything changed with Boise State, they'd love to have me. But they didn't pressure me or anything."

Rios will take two more official visits to other schools, one to Fresno State, who's offered his sister a scholarship for cross-country, and to Arizona State, who was the first school to offer him.

And then in December, he'll be visiting Boise State, potentially seeing the Broncos prepare for a BCS game.

"I'm trying to graduate early to be there in January so I'm going to go up there in December and hopefully we'll be seeing them practice (for a BCS game)," said Rios. Rios and his Cosumnes Oaks had a trying week. One member of the JV team passed away at home from a prior illness and another player was injured in an auto accident.

"It was an emotional week and reminds you that you have to stick together as a team and you never know when it's your last day so treasure it," said Rios. "As a senior, I had to really rally our team."

The four-star is off to a good start, with two interceptions for Cosumnes Oaks, who is 3-2 on the season.


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