How Important Is QB Josh Rosen To Recruiting?

RosenNow that USC lost out on No. 1-ranked quarterback Ricky Town to Alabama, it raises the stakes on whether it can land quarterback Josh Rosen of St. John Bosco, who is ranked No. 2 in the country for the Class of 2015. But it will also highlight whether USC needs to take two quarterbacks in the class with David Sills already committed.
If USC believes it will not get Rosen, expect to hear that the coaching staff is happy with Sills. Maybe another question is whether the publicity of offering a seventh grader is more important than getting the No. 1 QB in the nation?

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  • Stu Azole

    Rosen’s not coming to SC.

  • Trojan Hoarse

    It’s only as important as the media blows it up to be…..

  • B.Miller

    REALLY? Does USC need another QB? Im sure they can take one year off from recruiting a QB, and stack up MLB or TE

  • https://www.facebook.com/charles.bucket.3 Charlie Bucket

    zero, one, two, three,

    all the way with da Baby QB!!

    zero, one, two, three,

    all the way with da Baby QB!!

  • TrojanFamily

    You have yet to demonstrate that the Sills offer was why Town didn’t consider USC. You have hypothesized it was Kiffin’s status as well. I have a revolutionary idea for you. You could ask Town whether USC was ever a serious consideration. That’s, ya know, journalism.

    • Trojan Hoarse

      It’s easier for Scottie to blame Kiffin…….somehow, this whole DirecTV – PAC-12 debacle is Kiffin’s fault, too…. I can just feel it……

  • Evil Robot

    It is pretty awesome how much you are getting hung up on internet recruit rankings for QB’s that still have to play both their junior and senior seasons in high school. I feel much safer knowing that all of this is set in stone.

    Your ridiculous rhetorical questions are strong as always.

  • Ben Factor

    It’s a long way to February 2015. Commitments are pretty useless, and commitments for 18 months in the future are less than useless, especially a commitment to move from L.A. to Tuscaloosa. Let’s see who’s playing QB where and who’s coaching where at the time the actual decision is finalized–for any of the these guys.

    This is silly stuff. Scott ought to focus on Fall camp, and generate some insights.

  • David Keeling

    You recruit one too many QBs and you wind up losing one QB a year later. You recruit one too many WR and one WR leaves the team a year later. This is after you spend a scholarship & training on him. Oh and players have to be shuffled from one position to another to add depth on the defensive side. Talk about great game management, how about talking about great team depth recruiting???

    • Ben Factor

      Since a university can only expect abut 60-70% of the recruits to work out, I don’t entirely agree that no duplication is necessary in recruiting.

      However, it’s fair to ask whether any poor planning led to DB being so thinly manned, and by underclassmen, and why more LTs weren’t sought in 2010-2012.

      Some of it is availability. Some has been bad luck. But no JC players, only one project (right length and athleticism, but underweight), etc. And a few unfilled recruiting slots in 2012 and 2013.

      Could planning have been improved, and what changes are needed going forward?

      • David Keeling

        This was the reason I posted the above… we are thin in areas that is noticable to us, and you would think noticable to Kiffin… but, he keeps pounding away at QBs & WRs where there is abundance man… And DBs, D-Linemen depth keeps getting thinner & thinner. Like you say, it is poor management.

  • B.Miller

    Does it really matter? You are talking about recruiting 2 years from now.. You forget that offering Sills got USC two of his teammates in 2013 recruiting Bigelow and Rodgers..
    so chill out!