BBrown: Josh Rosen Update

Submitted by Brandon Brown on December 17th, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Until about two weeks ago when the Wolverines offered David Sills, Josh Rosen was the only quarterback from the 2015 class with a Michigan offer. Rosen's name has been popping up a bit lately and his interest in Michigan seems to have grown slightly.

I first spoke with Josh back in June after he was offered in late May, and at that time he had virtually no interest in Michigan. He said the chance of him choosing Michigan was slim to none and cited the cold weather as the main deterrent.

Fast forward to today and he's singing a little bit of a different tune. While I still think the chances of him becoming a Wolverine are slim to none, he's at least flirting with the idea of checking out Ann Arbor in person. He told me that nothing has really changed but he does have the desire to see campus.

He also says that with almost a year before he has to make any kind of decision he has no idea if he'd visit Ann Arbor for an official or anything like that.

Rosen also says that right now his main focus is on winning a state championship, which he will try to do this Saturday.


As I said back in June and above I just don't think the Wolverines have much of a chance at all with Rosen. That being said it's easy to see why the coaches offered him so early and are still recruiting him. On film he is one of the more polished passers I've ever seen in high school. He appears to be very deserving of his 5-star status. He honestly reminds me of Tom Brady the way he stands tall in the pocket, pulls the trigger quickly, and reads defenses. He has more athleticism than Brady did and against high school competition his pocket presence is pretty similar to what Brady does now.

If he does end up visiting I'd be surprised and at that time anything could happen because once a recruit is on campus things change. It'll be a while before anything like that might happen.


Brandon Brown

December 18th, 2013 at 8:04 AM ^

I'm saying he has those kinds of qualities. Rosen looks Brady-esque compared to other high school quarterbacks, like how Brady looks against most other NFL QB's.

If you think I meant that Rosen could suit up for the Patriots this weekend and succeed you have sorely misjudged my comparison.


December 17th, 2013 at 5:41 PM ^

Looking at colleges, I'd seriously look at cold weather schools. After seeing some of the pro games these last few weeks, I'd want cold weather experience.


December 17th, 2013 at 6:05 PM ^

Hope he realizes that he will have to play in the north sometime in his life..Ask Peyton Manning .

Running from the cold will catch up to you



December 17th, 2013 at 6:07 PM ^

Just seems to me like he would be USC's to lose.  Even getting him to visit would be a surprise to me.  West coast kids with pro ambitions should give Michigan serious consideration though.  NFL schedules keep you on the move. 

Victor Valiant

December 17th, 2013 at 9:59 PM ^

I don't necessarily subscribe to the theory of man-made global warming, but we all need to start our cars right now and not turn them off until the temperature of Michigan has heated about 10 degrees on average. That should get Rosen here.


December 18th, 2013 at 8:23 AM ^

I'm surprised recruits don't complain more about playing in hot, humid climates, especially with all of the gear players wear. And, at the beginning of the season, it looked like quite a few Southern players were feeling faint on the field, but the heat is never mentioned. Weird.


December 20th, 2013 at 3:25 PM ^

If he has apirations of being an NFL QB he had better think about cold weather.  It isn't warm in places like Green Bay, Minneapolis, Denver, New York, Boston, etc.  NFL QBs that have come from warm weather colleges haven't done consistently well in cold weather.