Josh Rosen, the top quarterback recruit in the country, is inching closer to making his decision.
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—a 6'4", 205-pound right-hander from Bellflower, Calif.—boasts a host of offers, including UCLA, California, Texas and Florida State, but is perceived to be leaning toward UCLA. His 247Sports Crystal Ball is 89 percent in favor of the Bruins.
UCLA is set at quarterback going into the 2014 season with Heisman Trophy candidate Brett Hundley returning for his redshirt junior season. However, it is likely he'll head to the NFL next spring.
Jim Mora's Bruins already have a very promising signal-caller set to take Hundley's place. Asiantii Woulard, who redshirted last year, was the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback from the 2013 class and was named MVP at the Elite 11 quarterback camp.
If he joined the Bruins, it would also create an intriguing cross-town rivalry between he and 5-star USC commit Ricky Town, the nation's No. 2 pro-style QB.
However, Cal has also been pushing hard for Rosen, and he would be at the forefront of Sonny Dykes' rebuilding efforts in Berkeley. The Bears have several young quarterbacks, including starter Jared Goff, who threw for 3,500 yards as a freshman.
The third school drawing predictions in his Crystal Ball is Stanford, which will lose starting quarterback Kevin Hogan next year but signed the No. 3 QB in the nation for 2014, Keller Chryst.
Rosen threw for 3,200 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2013 while leading St. John Bosco to a 16-0 record and a No. 1 national ranking, according to MaxPreps. He also ran for 416 yards and eight scores.
As his No. 1 ranking suggests, Rosen is the total package at quarterback. He has outstanding arm strength and accuracy with solid mobility.
Whichever program lands him on March 20 will be adding a potential All-American and Heisman Trophy candidate under center.