6-5 Receiver Has UCLA Offer

One of UCLA's big targets at receiver for 2008 is big, 6-5 prospect Nelson Rosario from Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino. Rosario has a scholarship offer from UCLA, as well as six other schools, and he talks about the schools showing him interest...

Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino receiver Nelson Rosario (6-5, 205) has been plenty busy with track this spring, but not too busy where he can't keep up with his football recruiting.

Rosario has seen his list of scholarship offers grow to seven schools, and four other schools, two from the SEC and two from the ACC, have also begun to show interest in him.

"My offers are from Oregon, San Diego State, UNLV, UCLA, Duke, Arizona and Stanford," said Rosario. "And I just started hearing from Florida, Boston College and Florida State, and then I just got texted from LSU. I'm still hearing from USC, too."

Rosario said he hasn't even attempted to narrow his choices down to five schools. "There is no one in the top five, I'm looking at everyone right now," said Rosario. "It's still pretty early so I'm pretty wide open. Probably what's going to happen is that I will take my official trips then I will decide."

Rosario said he had wanted to visit UCLA's and USC's spring practices but so far track has kept him from that. "I've been real busy with track but I'm doing okay there," said Rosario. "Last weekend we had a track meet at Arcadia and I finished second in the long jump. I should have won it. It was a dude I beat a couple times but we'll jump again. I have 24-2 as my best this year, which is second in the state, but he's got 24-2.5, a half an inch ahead of me. It ranks fourth in the nation this year."

Rosario said that track is something he strongly is considering doing in college. "As of now, yes, I want to do track in college," said Rosario. "I'll probably end up doing the jumps. I do the long jump, high jump and triple jump. Right now, I'm running the 4x100 but the jumps is where I'll focus in college"

. In the meantime, Rosario is making time to attend football camps. He'll be at the Nike Camp this Sunday in Los Angeles and then the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles at the end of the month.

Rosario attended UCLA's Junior Day in February. "It was real nice," said Rosario at the time. "I got to see the campus and learn about the football program. They're definitely one of my top schools."

During his junior year, Rosario had 53 catches for 1,010 yards and 11 touchdowns, earning all-state underclass honors in 2006.

Academically, Rosario has a 3.4 core GPA. He will take the SAT in the spring.


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