After Marcus Rios de-committed from Boise State last month, the four-star defensive back from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks has taken a step back to reevaluate his recruitment to see which place would be best for him.
The Broncos are still under consideration and he has also visited UCLA in September. Trips to Arizona State (Nov. 18) and Nebraska (Nov. 25) are going to happen and then Rios could have a decision soon after those visits.
"He's going on these visits to get as much information as possible and see which place is the best for him," Cosumnes Oaks coach Ryan Gomes said. "These upcoming visits are definitely important."
Rios, a 6-foot, 170-pound prospect, graduates next month and then could be on a college campus in either January or March so Gomes said after he takes these visits to Arizona State and Nebraska a decision could be reached in fairly short order.
Since he has already de-committed from Boise State, Rios wants to take all the time available to make sure he's making the right decision.
Both Rios and Gomes said the Broncos still have a legitimate shot and he only opened up his recruitment to look at all his options without being committed to a school.
"He graduates December 16 so he's going to enroll in either January or March depending on where it ends up being," Gomes said. "It's going to happen fairly quickly after the visits. We should have a pretty quick decision."
One outside team to keep an eye on is Oregon since the Ducks have started to show more interest recently and assistant coach John Neal is expected to stop by Cosumnes Oaks soon. The Ducks are definitely a team to watch as possibly another option especially if they offer.
"Oregon is coming on," Gomes said. "I believe they're going to offer pretty soon. Coach Neal is going to be out here in the next week or so to see Marcus."
Rivals.com rates Rios, who shined at The Opening and the Stanford NIKE Camp this past off-season, No. 20 at cornerback in the 2012 class and No. 33 in the California state rankings.