Recruit Update: Nelson Rosario

Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino receiver Nelson Rosario talks about what the firing of Karl Dorrell does to his commitment and what the next step for him is with regards to his recruitment...

One of UCLA's top receiver commits is Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino receiver Nelson Rosario (6-6, 205), and Rosario received the news on Monday that head coach Karl Dorrell was fired, like many of the other recruits.

"I felt bad for him because he was one of the main coaches recruiting me," said Rosario. "But I had been hearing that it could happen."

Rosario said he is opening things up somewhat in his recruitment, with some familiar schools in the mix.

"I'm right in the middle of being a soft commit and a solid commit," said Rosario. "I guess you could call it medium. The schools that I was looking at seriously before I committed are the ones I'm looking at. Colorado and Oregon mostly."

Rosario said that he would likely be taking trips to a couple of schools but said that nothing has been set up. The one place he knows he'll be officially visiting, though, is UCLA and he'll do so next weekend when the rest of the commits take their trip."

"I'm still committed to UCLA but I need to look at some other options if things don't work out with a new coach. I want to see what kind of offense they're going to run and what kind of offensive coach they bring in," said Rosario. "If Coach (DeWayne) Walker, Coach (Eric) Scott and Coach (Dino) Babers stay, then I'll most likely still sign with them. But I'm going to wait and see."

Rosario had a big senior season and with his size, speed and skill, its not a surprise that other schools have stayed on him despite his July commitment to the Bruins. But he admits it's been stressful.

"I wanted to commit to get recruiting over with but now its kind of stressful because I'm having to look at things again," said Rosario. "Coach Babers called me on Monday just to talk and say to be patient and wait for things to get taken care of before doing anything else."

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