UCLA One of Faves for Big WR

He's Nelson Rosario, from Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino, and he stands 6-5 and weighs 205, and reports he runs a 4.43 40-yard dash. One Pac-10 school has already offered him and Rosario tells us more about his early recruitment and what schools are on the early short list...

Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino receiver Nelson Rosario has the size (6-5, 205) and the speed (a self-reported 4.43 forty) that college coaches drool over.

Oregon became the first school to offer Rosario but several more schools in the Pac-10 as well as an ACC school have been keeping tabs on him.

"Oregon offered me a couple weeks ago," said Rosario. "UCLA, USC, Washington, Stanford, San Diego State and Boston College have all been talking with me, too. Most schools said they want to see a little more of my film. But I'm not in any hurry, I want to take some time and some visits."

Rosario said Oregon caught his eye during the fall, due largely to a player on the Ducks. "I'm not related to Donte Rosario, that I know of, but I saw them and saw his name and wondered if we might be," said Rosario. "It's not that common of a last name."

Earlier this month, Rosario attended UCLA's Junior Day. "It was real nice," said Rosario. "I got to see the campus and learn about the football program. They're definitely one of my top schools. I talked a lot with Coach (Dino) Babers who recruits my area. They said they could offer me after they review my film."

Rosario said that USC is another one of his top schools. "I like how they use big receivers like Dwayne Jarrett," said Rosario. "I have real good speed for my size, too."

With his size, Rosario said that he thinks it can be an advantage matching up against cornerbacks, but that he doesn't want to hear much talk about being a tight end. "I know I could put some more weight on, I want to get to 215 and add some more muscle but I don't want to put any more weight than that on so tight end is out," said Rosario. "I haven't ever played tight end either."

This spring, Rosario said the Scout.com Combine is a possibility for him as well as the USC and UCLA camps, and definitely wants to take his time in recruiting. He said, "I want to take some time because you never know what could open up down the line. My family isn't putting any pressure on me with where to go. They want me to go wherever I'm happy."

Academically, Rosario is doing well, sporting a 3.4 core GPA. He will take the SAT in the spring.


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