Rosen focusing on upcoming season

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco quarterback Josh Rosen has decided to put recruiting on the back burner now that the football season is weeks away but did say three schools remain at the top of his list.

Josh Rosen was just recently named an early 5-star prospect in the 2015 class by Scout.com and has tremendous upside to him. The signal caller has a big arm, arguably the strongest in the class. He can also throw with touch and understands when to take something off and when to put some extra heat on the ball and can make every throw on the field.

On the recruiting front, Rosen recently saw his dream offer (Stanford) go to fellow in-state quarterback Ricky Town, who committed to Alabama just a week later. It was no secret Rosen was a little perturbed about being passed over by the Cardinal but the signal caller said he has moved on from his disappointment and won't let it affect his recruitment going forward.

"I was definitely upset," Rosen said. "I'm a competitor like anyone else and you always want to be thought of as the best at your position. I talked to Coach Shaw shortly after they offered Ricky and he told me they like me a lot and said this was a process that they want to play out.

"I've also talked with Coach Sanford and he said to let the process play out but they like me a lot and it sounds like they'll eventually offer. I still like Stanford but I'm no longer leaning there or anywhere else. I still have the same top three of Stanford, California and UCLA but I have no leaders and I want to the process play out."

Rosen said he's no longer focusing on recruiting and is all about Bosco football now.

"I really don't even want to talk about recruiting any more," Rosen said. "I'm trying to win a championship this year and that's where all my focus is. I have all team goals right now and our team really worked hard in the off-season and now it's time for the payoff.

"In regards to the colleges, I'm definitely putting school over football. I think the past few (NFL) drafts have shown that if you're good, you can play and get drafted no matter where you go to college. Obviously the exposure and playing with other good athletes is going to help you but I want to focus on picking the best school for me and just really enjoying the college experience.

"I've lived in Southern California my whole life so it would be nice to get away from home and see something new. That's why I liked Cal and Stanford a lot, it was away from home but still close enough to come back if I needed. I have two years to go before I can even sign so I'm just going to play things out and see what happens."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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