I'm officially committing to a university to play college football on March 20th at 12!! Couldn't be more excited !!??— Josh Rosen (@josh3rosen) February 24, 2014
Rosen, who is the No. 2 quarterback in the country behind St. Bonaventure's Ricky Town, will announce his decision in the coach's office at his school. He is thought to be a heavy UCLA lean, having taken two unofficial visits to UCLA in the last several weeks. Jim Mora and Taylor Mazzone have been the big keys in his recruitment.
"(March 20th) worked out well for my parents and coaches," Rosen told Greg Biggins. "We finish up mid terms that day and my dad is always busy with work and he'll be able to make it so that's how we came up with the 20th.
"We'll do it in the coaches office like a few of our players have done in the past. Malik (Dorton) and Nico (Falah) did that way the past two years, it's just easier to have all the press there at one time. I won't be taking any other visits, I have a good idea of what I'm doing and I'm excited to get this over with."
Rosen has visited Stanford, California, and USC in addition to UCLA, but USC has a commitment from Town, Stanford has not and likely will not offer, and Cal's awful 2013 season likely puts them out of the running.
If Rosen were to commit to UCLA, it would be the latest sign that the 2015 class is poised to be an elite one for the Bruins. With five-star tight end Alize Jones, four-star receiver Jaason Lewis, and three-star linebacker Victor Alexander already committed, Rosen's addition would give UCLA one of the best classes in the country in the early going.
Rosen is a strong-armed quarterback with the ability to make every throw. Unlike Town, he's also a good athlete, showing a nice ability to run the zone read for St. John Bosco this past season. If he were to commit to UCLA, it's easy to project that he'd compete for the starting quarterback job as early as his first season in Westwood.
Rosen's plan is to graduate early from St. John Bosco and enroll in college in January. That's a rarity for St. John Bosco, though, because of its rigorous curriculum, and it could take some real work by Rosen over the next nine months to make it happen.
As Biggins wrote, "In recruiting, you never want to call anyone a ‘lock' but it would be a major surprise if the talented signal caller ended up anywhere other than UCLA right now."