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San Diego receiver up to six offers

How many wide receivers have what Nelson Rosario (6-5, 210, 4.45) from Oceanside (Calif.) El Camino brings to the table. He has the height of a tight end and the flat out speed of a much smaller player add into the equation his athleticism then you have the makings of the big time wide receiver prospect. Things are picking up for Rosario on the recruiting trail as he now has six offers on the table.
Rosario has offers from North Carolina State, Duke, San Diego State, Arizona, Oregon and UCLA.
"I got UCLA's offer last Tuesday," Rosario said. "Getting the offer made me feel pretty good actually.
"I was there for their junior day and I was there for the USC game. I was also there for a basketball game.
"I like UCLA it is really nice. I was tempted to commit to UCLA, but I didn't want to rush anything.
"I want to wait it out and see all my options," Rosario said. "I have no favorites yet.
"I'm looking at Oregon," Rosario said. "They have cool uniforms and a good football program.
"I have a friend (A.J. Acosta) who will be running track for Oregon," Rosario said. "I also have friend who is going to Arizona to run track and they have a nice school, too.
Other schools who are looking at Rosario and that he has interest in are USC and Florida.
The one camp that Rosario will attend is the NIKE Camp to be held in Los Angeles. He is not sure if he will attend any college camps this summer.
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."
"Besides being a terrific football player," 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.
Rosario had 55 receptions for 1,006 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior.
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