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QB rivalry in LA is going to be awesome; Top pro-style QB picks UCLA

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If anyone still has doubts about how well Jim Mora will be able to recruit at UCLA, perhaps it is time to put those concerns to rest. The Bruins received a verbal commitment from one of the top quarterback recruits in the nation on Thursday.

Josh Rosen - a 6′-4″, 207 pound product out of Bellflower, California — placed a UCLA cap on his head today during an announcement press conference Thursday. Rosen is a five-star pro-style quarterback according to Rivals, and the scouting service ranks him as the top pro-style quarterback in the nation. In addition to his status among pro-style passers, Rivals also ranks Rosen as the top recruit in the entire state of California and the second overall prospect in the country. That is quite an addition for Mora, who already has one of the top quarterbacks in the Pac 12 in Brett Hundley.

“A lot went into the decision,” Rosen said, according to Rivals. “I just had to know I’m not going somewhere just to play football, I’m going to a university — a school — for the next four years of my life,” Rosen said. “Ultimately, I felt UCLA was the right decision for me. … I’m definitely going to UCLA.”

The nation’s second-ranked pro-style quarterback, Ricky Town, has committed to USC, which means the rivalry between Los Angeles schools could be setting up for some major star power. It could be a couple of years before these two rise to the role of starting quarterbacks for the Bruins and Trojans, but the comparisons between the two will begin to pile up quickly. Who needs the NFL in Los Angeles when we have what could be a budding QB rivalry for years to come?

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12 Responses to “QB rivalry in LA is going to be awesome; Top pro-style QB picks UCLA”
  1. Professor Fate says: Mar 20, 2014 7:15 PM

    “Who needs the NFL in Los Angeles when we have what could be a budding QB rivalry for years to come?”

    Football fans in L.A. figured this out long before this nascent rivalry. With no team in the L.A. market you can see several NFL games on TV every Sunday, as opposed to the old blackout rules when the Rams and Raiders were in town. And if you want to see future NFLers in person you just get a ticket to a Trojan or Bruin game.

  2. soundsofsuccess7 says: Mar 20, 2014 7:38 PM

    Seen both kids play in person and Rosen as better, as much as I hate to say it. Town is good, but not great. Hoping David Sills stays committed to SC.

  3. poewing says: Mar 20, 2014 10:21 PM

    Warm thought about Troy Aikman vs Rodney Peite(can’t spell)

  4. sfsugator says: Mar 20, 2014 10:46 PM

    Comparing Rosen and Town is like apples to oranges, Rosen played on a team that was pretty much all D1 players and maybe one of the better teams california has had in the last 20 years. Town played on a team with just a D1 tight end and town and Rosen looked the same to me just my thought. Fight on.

  5. ericxchavoya says: Mar 21, 2014 9:03 AM

    USC. Baby!!!!!!!!!

  6. dexter2323 says: Mar 21, 2014 10:50 AM

    “If anyone still has doubts about how well Jim Mora will be able to recruit at UCLA, perhaps it is time to put those concerns to rest.”

    How Jim Mora and UCLA landed Rosen:

    Stanford didn’t offer.
    USC had a commitment from Ricky Town.
    Cal sucks.

  7. jackvcr says: Mar 21, 2014 12:02 PM

    I love laughing at these stupid ratings of best in the country. Mariota at Oregon was barely a 3 star, way off the radar of the vast majority of teams and is now the best QB in the country, hands down!

    Keep up the ratings game, analysts. You must be the same analysts that told us the economy was in such great shape a few years back!!

    PS Town will be benched until Max Browne leaves SC.

  8. scbaby2013 says: Mar 22, 2014 1:39 AM

    Fight on Trojans!!!

  9. eddiehouse23 says: Mar 22, 2014 5:45 PM

    Rosen is a better QB simply because he has played with/against better players overall. Time will tell as far as who will do better in college since so many factors come into play as in work ethic, team competition at their position, coaching (UCLA much better by the way) etc. All of us fans gotta love the hype n build up surrounding these two recruits! Big Bad Bruins Run Los Angeles!!!

  10. eddiehouse23 says: Mar 22, 2014 5:52 PM

    Dexter2323: you do realize that being the #1 rated quarterback in the nation, Rosen could go to virtually ANY university in America right? Stop with the usual rahrah crap that he “settled” for UCLA like a typical SUC fan always comes out with. Jim Mora and his staff has more NFL coaching experience than any other collegiate staff in the country!

  11. dexter2323 says: Mar 24, 2014 12:13 PM

    @eddiehouse23: Facts hurt eh? Stanford did not offer Rosen a scholarship. Guess who Stanford did offer one to?….Ricky Town who picked USC.

  12. eddiehouse23 says: Mar 24, 2014 12:36 PM

    You seem to b obsessed with Stanford for some reason dexter. University of South Central (USC) offered Rosen by the way! So did national champs Florida State, Michigan, and many other big time programs. There s some other facts for you pal. I dont give a rats ass about Stanford, the fact is Rosen is going to UCLA and the Big Bad Bruins have lifted the Trogans skirts two years in a row and butt rammed them! Ha!

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