UCLA officially signs five-star quarterback Josh Rosen

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UCLA announced on Monday that it has officially signed five-star quarterback Josh Rosen, immediately laying the foundation for its 2015 recruiting class.

Rosen is Rivals.com‘s No. 1 quarterback as well as the second-best national prospect at any position. He led Bellflower St. John Bosco to the CIF state title last season.

He will graduate early and enroll for UCLA’s winter quarter, which begins Jan. 5. The 6-foot-4, 206-pound quarterback will compete with current backup Jerry Neuheisel and Asiantii Woulard — a redshirt freshman this season — for the starting spot.

The Bruins also announced the signing of JUCO transfer defensive end Takkarist McKinley, who is eligible to play immediately.

» For anyone that missed it, now’s as good a time as any to check out Thuc Nhi Nguyen’s in-depth look at Rosen this summer.

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Five-star quarterback Josh Rosen commits to UCLA

Five-star quarterback Josh Rosen committed to UCLA early this afternoon, solidifying the Bruins for life after Brett Hundley.

Hundley — who will go pro after his upcoming redshirt junior season — was touted as “The Savior” and guided the program toward the national title conversation, but even he wasn’t as highly rated as Rosen coming out of high school. Continue reading

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Top quarterback prospect Josh Rosen to announce college decision Thursday

Will UCLA land its next quarterback prospect soon?

Five-star 2015 recruit Josh Rosen will announce his college decision at 12:30 p.m. Thursday in a ceremony at St. John Bosco High. Rated No. 1 and No. 2 at his position by Rivals.com and Scout.com, respectively, he is widely considered a heavy lean for the Bruins. His other finalists are Michigan, Cal and Stanford.

A pair of Rosen’s high school teammates already signed with UCLA as part of the 2014 class: defensive back Jaleel Wadood and defensive lineman Jacob Tuioti-Mariner, both of whom were four-star prospects.

Rosen himself was at Spaulding Field on Wednesday afternoon, throwing with Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley, as well as Philip Rivers and Tim Tebow.

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