Posted by Bryan Fischer
While the Texas's and Texas A&M's and Alabama's are off and running with the class of 2012 (often before the class of 2011 is signed), schools like Boise State grabbing a commitment early in the process tends to raise an eye brow.
In the case of the Broncos' class of 2012, that is an especially salient point with their first commitment in Elk Grove (Calif.) cornerback Marcus Rios. Already holding an offer from Pac-12 school Arizona State, Rios' recruitment figured to heat up over the summer but the corner decided to end things early.
"He's a pretty special player, a national-type recruit," Rios' high school coach Ryan Gomes told the Idaho Statesman. "The UCLAs and USCs and Cals and some of those other places are going to still come knocking."
The 6-foot, 170 pound Rios played both cornerback and safety last year but projects as a corner in college.