When you have the height of a tight end, the speed of a smurf wide receiver, and great hands then chances are you are going to be a very highly recruited player. Through in solid grades and outstanding athleticism then you have wide receiver Nelson Rosario (6-5, 210, 4.45) from Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino.
Rosario has two offers on the table from Oregon and San Diego State. The word is UCLA could be on the verge of offering as he was at UCLA's junior day earlier in the month.
"Besides being a terrific football player," El Camino coach Trace Deneke said. "He's also an outstanding track athlete.
"Nelson recorded a 23.4-long jump, a 6-8 high jump and a 48.4 triple jump," Deneke said. "He qualified for state for both his freshman and sophomore years.
"Nelson also played on the basketball team as freshman but skipped his sophomore year to concentrate on track and football," Deneke said. "He's playing basketball this season because the team needs him that tells you what kind of young man Nelson is."
For his junior season on the hardwood, Rosario is averaging somewhere around 12 points and four blocked shots a game.
More than likely it will be for Rosario's skills on the gridiron that will earn him is scholarship.
"Nelson is the real deal on and off the field," Deneke said. "He has no arrogance in him, which is rare in athletes of his caliber.
"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."
Rosario had 55 receptions for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior.
"Nelson has outstanding character and comes from an outstanding family," Deneke said. "His Dad is a retired marine."
Before too long Rosario will be a known prospect coast-to-coast.