Credit the ol’ Interwebs for attracting Marcus Rios to Nebraska’s football program. The six-foot, 170-pound cornerback prospect from Elk Grove, Calif., liked what he saw of NU on his computer and reached out to the Huskers for a potential official visit.
Rios — who decommitted from Boise State when his twin sister, Martina, was not offered a track scholarship — will now take that visit Nov. 25 for Nebraska’s game with Iowa.
“I saw (Nebraska) on television a couple times and my dad and I were having fun, went on the internet and looked them up and I really started to like them,” Rios told Huskers Illustrated, The World-Herald’s recruiting partner. “I thought I should give the coaches a call and let them know I have a lot of interest.”
NU defensive backs coach Corey Raymond flew out to Elk Grove for a meet-and-greet during the Huskers’ bye week. It went well. Now Nebraska is among Rios’ favorites along with UCLA — where he took a visit in September — and Arizona State, where he visits Nov. 18.
Just 17, Rios will graduate in December and enroll at a school in January; that would be attractive to Nebraska, which will be looking for extra corners once Alfonzo Dennard graduates after this year. His strength, he said, is press coverage; his Consumes Oaks High School coach, Ryan Gomes, agreed.
“He’s an electric and explosive kid,” Gomes said. “He’s a prototypical corner, great speed, great hands, good closing speed and competes.”
What else attracts Rios to Nebraska? Read more here.