Two Critical Days for Rosario

Nelson Rosario, the 6-5 receiver prospect from Oceanside, who is a soft commitment to UCLA and now considering Oregon, has been MIA for a while now. But we finally caught up with him over the weekend and he told us that Monday and today we're going to be big days in terms of his final decision...

Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino receiver Nelson Rosario has gone undercover since his visit to Oregon two weeks ago, but finally he was willing to speak about his visit.

"My trip to Oregon was really good," said Rosario. "They gave me a lot to think about. The campus and the facilities were really cool, and I got along great with the coaches. Todd Doxey was my host and I've known Todd for a while because he's from San Diego. He told me about what he liked at Oregon."

For Rosario, it was his second official visit, after having visited UCLA, where he's a soft commit.

"It was good to be able to compare the two to each other," said Rosario. "They both had a lot of different things going for them. I got to check out the track and field facilities at Oregon and that was really cool for me."

Last night, Rosario was scheduled to host UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel and receivers coach Reggie Moore for an in-home visit.

"After I'm done meeting with them, I'll be able to make my final decision," said Rosario. "I'm going to call the coaches from UCLA and Oregon on Tuesday evening and let them know what I'm going to do."

So where is Rosario leaning? "I'm still leaning towards my commitment to UCLA," said Rosario. "After I meet with Coach Neuheisel and Coach Moore, I'll know more about the situation but I've liked what I've heard from Coach Neuheisel so far."

Rosario said a few other schools expressed interest in him since he somewhat opened his recruitment, but that only Oregon and UCLA were seriously considered. "Those are really the only two schools I've been looking at. Oregon was right there with UCLA when I committed the first time," said Rosario.

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