Josh Rosen committed to UCLA on Thursday setting up storylines usually dreamed up by Hollywood screenwriters. If commitments stick, Rosen, the top-rated pro-style quarterback and No. 2 prospect by Rivals.com, will be playing for the Bruins at the same time Ricky Town, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback and eighth-best recruit, is across town playing for rival USC. "A lot went into the decision," Rosen said. "I just had to know I'm not going somewhere just to play football, I'm going to a university -- a school -- for the next four years of my life," Rosen said. "Ultimately, I felt UCLA was the right decision for me. ... I'm definitely going to UCLA." No starting jobs are guaranteed. The two might not be the starters for years. But the situation is setting itself up nicely with the top two pro-style quarterbacks in this class playing only miles apart for bitter Pac-12 rivals. Rosen looking to continue UCLA's push for dominance in the Pac-12 -- the Bruins have beaten USC in two straight seasons during former coach Lane Kiffin's regime. Town hoping to reignite the powerhouse USC program under new coach Steve Sarkisian, who starts his first season this fall. It's a ways off and specific things have to fall into place but Los Angeles always yearns for a good story and what's better than this one for college football fans? Rosen downplayed the significance of two five-stars in the same class, at the same position, competing miles away from each other. "It's just competition," Rosen said. "It's fun for media to have fun with that storyline. I'm on my team and anyone I play against is on theirs. We have to put our pads on, go at it and see who comes out on top." Rosen picking UCLA was hardly high drama. The five-star quarterback from Bellflower St. John Bosco has taken numerous trips to the campus, had many meetings with the coaching staff, knows a lot of the players, is a family friend of coach Jim Mora. The two families live in Manhattan Beach.
Five-star Rosen commits to UCLA
Yahoo! Sports | Mar 21