Josh Rosen had just played another fantastic game, led his team to another easy playoff victory and the 2015 five-star quarterback was asked about his recruitment.
This was before USC hired Steve Sarkisian, before rumors had UCLA coach Jim Mora going to Washington and prior to the Huskies hiring Boise State coach Chris Petersen. It's been a busy week in the Pac-12.
Still, as the week unfolded, Mora decided to stay at UCLA and for Rosen, from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, it was definitely big news.
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Rosen and Mora have established a strong relationship already and the two families know each other personally which could be an important aspect of the five-star's recruitment going forward.
"We get along really well," Rosen said. "It's a great staff and he's definitely a proven coach. He knows how to get kids into the league. He has obviously turned that program around and he's a great guy.
"We know him really well personally. He lives in Manhattan Beach and I hang out with his son and we're good friends. It's a Manhattan Beach family so we know each other really well."
So far, the St. John Bosco quarterback has been offered by Cal, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Washington and others.
Stanford recently checked back in on Rosen but has still not offered. Thought to definitely stay local early in his recruitment, Rosen said he wants to consider far-away schools and he could take trips to three places in particular.
Michigan, Texas and Florida are three places Rosen would consider visiting.
"I've actually been looking a lot into Michigan and taking some visits out-of-state just to try to actually get a feel for the weather and the campus and how everything is," Rosen said. "I've been trying to expand on being so local."