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Posted On: 09/28/20 7:30 PM

Chris RiosChrisRios6'1" | LBAtrisco Heritage | 2021StateNM spoke from the heart.

Soon after the NMAA announced in July that the 2020 high school football season would be moved to the spring, the 2021 Albuquerque (NM) Atrisco Heritage outside linebacker/defensive end posted an emotional message on Twitter beginning with the words, “Football is more than just a sport. It’s a brotherhood.”

Since then, the tweet has been liked nearly 200 times.

Unafraid to speak his mind, Rios has become one of the voices of New Mexico high school football players in these challenging times. And colleges have noticed his passion and zeal, as well as his talents.

Today, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Rios holds nine offers from Division III schools: Oberlin, Bethel, Kenyon, University of the South, Hamline, Carthage, Concordia, US Merchants Marine Academy and US Coast Guard Academy.

Rios is one of the undisputed leaders of an Atrisco Heritage program seeking to bounce back from a 1-8 campaign in 2019. He’ll have help from teammates Eddie Acosta (offers from Whittier, Clarke and Carthage) and Ruben Palma(offer from Concordia), both of whom have also received college offers.

Here is our Q&A with Chris RiosChrisRios6'1" | LBAtrisco Heritage | 2021StateNM:

Q: What motivated you to post that emotional tweet

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