Boise State cornerback recruit Marcus Rios reconsiders commitment

By Chadd Cripe
© 2011 Idaho Statesman

The Boise State football team’s first recruit for the 2012 signing class has re-opened his recruitment.

Cornerback Marcus Rios of Cosumnes Oaks High in Elk Grove, Calif., will re-evaluate his options for family reasons, coach Ryan Gomes said.

Rios holds 16 offers, including a recent addition from Nebraska.

“Nothing’s changed with Boise State. He still loves that program,” Gomes said. “… He definitely hasn’t ruled out Boise State. They’re still No. 1 for sure.”

Rios has taken one official visit, to UCLA, Gomes said. He has offers from most of the Pac-12 and could get one from Cal soon, Gomes said.

Gomes expects Rios to sign with Boise State or a program close to home. He has a twin sister with whom he is close.

“That would be the only thing that I think would happen,” Gomes said of staying close to home.


Sophomore cornerback Ebo Makinde is listed as a starter this week, replacing sophomore Quaylon Ewing-Burton. Ewing-Burton started the past three games in place of injured starter Jerrell Gavins.

True freshman Lee Hightower, who made his season debut last week, is listed as a backup cornerback.


Boise State’s internal players of the week were tailback Doug Martin and wide receiver Tyler Shoemaker (offense), defensive end Tyrone Crawford (defense), linebacker J.C. Percy (special teams), left tackle Nate Potter (lineman), the offensive line (Hammer), tight end Jake Hardee (scout offense), defensive tackle Jeff Worthy (scout defense) and linebacker Dustin Kamper (scout special teams).

Note the Hammer — to the offensive line, which shut out the nation’s leader in sacks (Nordly Capi) and paved the way for the most yards in school history (742) and second-most rushing yards as an FBS program (393).

Coach Chris Petersen wouldn’t say who, or how many, will lead the team onto the field Saturday against Air Force.


The Broncos are expected to wear blue pants and gray jerseys for their first home Mountain West game.


No personnel updates from Petersen on Monday. Wide receiver Chris Potter didn’t get into last week’s game but could have played, he said.

Family Reasons?

If we lose him, it all comes down to $$$$. BSU gets popped for couches and happy meals, no way we can compete with the $ the SEC offers kids.


I didn't read anything in this article that said any SEC schools were in the hunt.....maybe you know something I don't??


Big 12, or PAC 12, or Big 10, etc...


Sounds like someone wasn't getting their expected attention.

Too much depth maybe and he'd like to play, better schollie?


I NEVER hate telling you I was right...I would be dead if I did. Get real.


He's reopened it because someone else came a callin. But he can't very well say that now can he, so blame it on the twin sister for backin out cause thats what it sounds like.


academic universities came calling

Bound to happen...

The Broncos did their homework and offered this kid when he was basically an unknown player. Now that hes a four star player he has everyone jumping to recruit him. Kids love to be wooed and even the Bronco coaching staff knew he wasnt a concrete commit. If he decides to be a Bronco, awesome. If not, theres plenty of other young hungry players ready to step in and become great for us.

He is a Latino from California,

his family is very important for him. I wish he will choose to come to Boise. Boise is not too far from home but I understand his concerns and wish him the best, regardless of his personal choice. Best wishes for you and your family young man!

latino from california do not make assumptions

he is not Latino he is African American work on your prejudices that is not tolerated geek

beat writer

he has officially decommited

Source weisberg?

do you have one?

source weisberg potato head

i am knowledgeable in all sports in my leisure potato head i follow sports permanently retired the beat writers are always one step behind potato head

recruiting redefines the meaning of commitment ...

as we saw with last years class. I trust that the BSU coaching staff will end up with the players that can excel in their system. There is so much reporting on high school players college plans (making up news to report on) that it's bound to change many times prior to the actual signing day.

There's an old saying "If you have to keep a dog tied to the porch to keep him at home, maybe it ain't your dog."

Makinde in place of Quaylon.....

Is this because Q made some mistakes in the CSU game or is Mak better against the offense Air Force will run?

This is an odd move

Burton is third on the team in tackles while starting only 2 games. I remember him making some really good open field tackles against Nevada and Fresno. I also remember that in the fall people were writing that Makinde is one of the best "athletes" on the team.

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Interesting take...

I hadn't even thought of that, but AF is definitely a run-heavy offense that uses the option A LOT and their passing game is almost non-existent. A lot like this year's Georgia Tech. This may be the reason... maybe he tackles better or has a better sense of awareness against the option.

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usc, others have same problem

Wish we had more info on.....

why Makinde and not Quaylon......??