Losing commits, but not
losing faith; UCLA Football still on the rise with No. 1 QB prospect
Despite UCLA Football ending a
bad note on recruiting, there still is optimism for Bruins Nation because they
have Josh Rosen.
Just in his first collegiate
year as a true freshman, Rosen was quickly recognized as the one premiere
quarterbacks in all of College Football. UCLA Football Head Coach, Jim Mora, believes his
freshmen quarterback Josh Rosen would’ve been chosen No. 1 overall in this
year’s 2016 NFL Draft.
“In my opinion he (would have been) is the best quarterback in the
draft and would’ve gone first,” Mora informed the Rich Eisen Show on
Mora’s high praise for the High
School All-American is fitting; the five-star sophomore quarterback is coming
off an unbelievable season last year as a true freshman. According to
cfbstats.com, Rosen had over 3,669 yards passing, 23 touchdowns, and an
incredibly high rating of 134.32.
Josh Rosen came to UCLA in
2015 with big expectations, and he certainly lived up to those pressures of being
Scout’s No.1 rated quarterback, per scout.com Scout 300.
UCLA’s recent strike-outs on
the 2016 recruiting class isn’t as bad as it looks for Bruin Nation, for they
have the top-rated quarterback coming
into the 2016-2017 season. Even last year as a true freshman, Rosen was one of
leading quarterbacks of the league – his coach stated Rosen would’ve been
chosen No. 1 overall if eligible, even ahead of Wentz and Goff.
Rosen has already proved
himself to be one of the best quarterbacks, and one of College Football’s top
premier players. This should shed some light on the dark, grey cloud that is currently
hovering over the recruitment department.
Even after losing four-star
recruits, key starters to the NFL, UCLA will figure out a way to still be one
of the most dangerous teams in the Pac-12.
With Rosen as UCLA’s starter,
Bruins’ pro-style offense shall remain a-float. Having confidence from the head
football coach himself, UCLA will actually
be in much better shape than most people think.
Like the NFL, College
Football too, is a quarterback-league.