Quarterback Steven Nava, who left Rosemead for Bishop Amat earlier this summer has checked out of Amat.
Nava was in a three-way battle to be the starting quarterback for the Lancers, a position he held last season at Rosemead as a sophomore. Nava had fallen behind juniors Damian Garcia and Ryder Ruiz in the competition.
No word on whether Nava will return to Rosemead, but it seems that would be his only choice this season due to CIF rules. Nava would still have eligibility at his last school of varsity competition.
“Do I want him back? Of course, I want him back,” Paramo said. “Is he welcome back? Yeah, he’s welcome back. Obviously, the seniors want him back. They kind of felt hurt that he left.”
“I don’t know what happened over there. I don’t know the story, if it’s football-related, personal or financial.”
Nava threw for 1,199 and 13 touchdowns in eight games last season. With him, Rosemead would go back to being the Mission Valley League favorite thanks to a bevy of returning starters highlighted by a defense that has all but two regulars back.
Aram’s Take: I can just see Nava’s phone blowing up right now with calls from Cathedral. Anyway, as I said all along, I have NO CLUE why Nava would ever leave Rosemead. With him, they’re the MVL favorite and he would have an excellent season playing with that team around him and lots of success in terms of Ws and Ls. Hopefully, he can just resume his career with the Panthers as if none of this ever happened. I REALLY like this Rosemead team with Nava at QB.