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Rios to look at other schools

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Marcus Rios committed to Boise State in March and as other programs continued offering the four-star defensive back from Elk Grove (Calif.) Cosumnes Oaks said he was sticking with the Broncos.
But after some further consideration and thinking about his future, Rios decided to reopen his recruitment and continue to look at his options as an uncommitted prospect.
Boise State is still in the picture - and Rios could certainly end up there - but many other programs have offered and the 6-foot, 170-pound recruit wants to see what other schools are all about.
Cosumnes Oaks coach Ryan Gomes said Rios' family situation was also a strong consideration in his decision to back off Boise State for the time being.
"I think the family situation with the closeness of his twin sister and his mom started playing a role in his decision a little bit," Gomes said. "He kind of wanted to make sure he was making the right decision and putting himself in the position where he'd be happiest and most successful."
Rios' twin sister will probably be a Division I track athlete and Gomes said the two have talked about going to the same college. Nebraska just offered and UCLA, Arizona State and about a dozen other schools are still involved so Rios wants to take his visits and figure it out from there.
"They had talked about going to school together and being twins they're really close so I think that is impacting him a little bit as he gets closer and closer to his decision," Gomes said.
"He's pretty open. Boise is the No. 1 choice but he's taking a moment to evaluate and make sure he's making the right decision for himself and his family. I believe he is. I believe Boise is the best fit for him without a doubt."
Rios has already taken an official visit to UCLA for its game against Texas. Heading to Arizona State in late November when it plays Arizona is planned as well.
Boise State will almost certainly get a visit and Gomes said Nebraska is trying to get Rios to visit in early November when the Huskers host Northwestern. Gomes said his star player is more focused on taking a breather and finishing out his senior season with more victories.
Visits will happen later but that isn't the main focus at this point.
"He's more focused and we're more focused on our season and to keep winning football games and that's where his mind is more right now," Gomes said.
"Everybody wants him to come but we're more focused on what's going on here right now."
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