Two days ago, UCLA officially named Josh Rosen its starting quarterback, tying up the one loose end in the Bruins’ offseason storyline. A week from now, when their season opens against Virginia at the Rose Bowl, all eyes will be on the true freshman out of Bellflower St. John Bosco.
Here’s a look back at the five-star recruit’s path to the top of the depth chart, starting from his verbal commitment over a year ago.
March 20, 2014 — The scene from Rosen’s commitment to UCLA at St. John Bosco, a ceremony that saw him pull out three Bruin hats.
Aug. 8, 2014 — Our comprehensive look at what makes Rosen tick, featuring graphics and video.
Dec. 13, 2014 — Rosen is named the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Dream Team Player of the Year.
Feb. 3, 2015 — UCLA prepares for a National Signing Day, but its biggest prize has already been secured.
April 23, 2015 — After nearly four weeks of spring camp, Rosen claims that his biggest challenges as a college athlete have come off the field.
July 23, 2015 — Past quarterbacks who started as true freshmen dispense advice on how to succeed as a first-year player in the spotlight.
Aug. 27, 2015 — This is Rosen’s offense now, but Neuheisel will serve an important function on the team as well.