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Rosario makes decision

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Three-star wide receiver Nelson Rosario (6-4, 202, 4.43) from Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino has decided to pull the trigger and has made his college choice. Rosario is a very special athlete who brings God-given things to the table. There are not that many wide receivers who have a 6-foot-10 wingspan who can run and jump like Rosario.
"I chose UCLA because it felt right," Rosario said. "I liked everything about UCLA the coaches, the campus and the educational opportunities.
"Even if there wasn't football the educational opportunities are top-notch. I think I would be able to get a great job if football doesn't work out."
Rosario recently came back from a family vacation to Florida and he decided to end his recruitment.
"I wanted to get recruiting over so I could concentrate on school and my senior season," Rosario said. "I knew where I wanted to go. Everything just felt 100 percent correct with UCLA.
Besides the Bruins, Rosario had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Nebraska, NC State, Duke, UNLV, San Diego State and Boise State.
Rosario had 55 receptions for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior.
In Rosario, the Bruins also get an outstanding track performer and is among the Golden State's top competitors in the long-jump, high-jump and the triple-jump.
The great athlete finished second in the state in the long-jump. He was fifth in the state in the high jump and finished eighth in the state in the triple jump.
Rosario explained that he had a bad day in the triple jump, but there is a good chance that he will win all three events when he lines up as a senior.
"From what I was told I will also be able long-jump for UCLA," Rosario said. "If long-jump doesn't work out I will concentrate solely on football.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com El Camino coach Trace Deneke, he had the following to say about his talented wide receiver.
"Nelson catches the football with hands," Deneke said. "He's not a body guy. He spends extra time on the catching machine.
"Whoever we play, Nelson always gets covered by our opponent's best coverage guy and loves the match-ups," Deneke said. "He relishes the challenge.
"Nelson causes match-up problems with his size and leaping ability," Deneke said. "He's a definite playmaker."
The Bruins land in Rosario, a player with an unlimited upside. Though it is hard to believe, Rosario still has growth potential and he could get grow taller and thicker without losing any speed.
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