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.