Rosen Considers Early Graduation

Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco junior quarterback Josh Rosen and his Brave teammates steamrolled another opponent and are now just one win away from winning a state title...

Josh Rosen is one of the top players in the 2015 national class and currently rated the No. 2 quarterback in the nation. Bosco rolled to a 70-49 win over Corona (Calif.) Centennial in a game that Rosen didn't have to do a whole lot. The running game was clicking and the team scored so fast, they never needed to sustain too many drives.

"Of course it would be fun to throw the ball more but with the amount of points we're putting up, I can't complain," Rosen said following the game. The running game was wide open and Sean (McGrew) had an unbelievable game. Someone has to offer him, he's too good not to have an offer right now.

"Now we have Concord (Calif.) De La Salle and we'll be watching a lot of film this week. I really don't know that much about them but heard they have a great defense and their offense controls the clock. Those teams are hard to play against because you don't get the ball much."

On the recruiting front, Rosen was an early Stanford lean last spring but has since opened things up to include several programs from all over the country.

"Locally, I like UCLA, USC and California," Rosen said. "UCLA stands out, I like where the team is going and I like the coaching staff a lot. Jim Mora is a great guy and a great coach and I talk with Taylor Mazzone, the QB coach all the time. He's easy to relate to and his dad is the OC so it works out really well.

"Cal is a great school and I really like the coaches there a lot. I visited last summer and loved it. With USC, I think Steve Sarkisian is going to do well there. He's an offensive guy and good with quarterbacks so I'm definitely giving them a hard look right now as well."

While Rosen has always seemed to favor the West Coast schools, he said he does want to visit some programs outside the region. He's also looking in to graduating early now.

"I want to visit Texas, Michigan and maybe Florida," Rosen said. "Basically I want to see a school from each region of the country. I want to do some official visits but I might have to make those unofficial trips if I decide to graduate early. That's something I'm going to talk with my parents about over Christmas break.

"At our school, we have religion courses we have to take that aren't standard for college but you have to take them graduate. I can take two in a semester to get the requirement out of the way and then leave at the semester break next year. So like I said, I need to discuss that with my parents and see what we'll do and what works best for me next fall."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for almost 20 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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