Josh Rosen is only a sophomore but the Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco quarterback is leading a complicated offense, putting up nice numbers and is starting to see his recruitment get a little busier.
"We're definitely playing pretty well," Rosen said.
"We weren't happy with this past weekend and our defense really bailed us out. We were slow the first half and a little better in the second half but we definitely have to improve if we want to go far in the playoffs."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound prospect is mature beyond his years and utilized his freshman season to signal plays to the offense, thus learning the playbook, the terminology and preparing himself for this season.
So far, it's paying off.
"It's been a learning experience but I was signaler last year so the whole terminology for the plays, I have that down," Rosen said.
"I can't give my offensive coordinator enough credit. He's a borderline genius when it comes to football. He knows the game inside and out. He just helps me so much. He trusts me. I'm a pretty smart kid so I can audible at the line and check at the line so he's definitely helped my learning curve."
Since he's only a sophomore, recruiting has not taken off yet but Rosen is considered one of the top 2015 quarterbacks in the West so it could only be a matter of time. Through six games he's thrown for 901 yards with 13 touchdowns and three interceptions.
Fresno State has offered and many Pac-12 schools are showing interest. Recently, Oklahoma and UCLA have sent recruiting mail.
Cal and Stanford are early favorites but Rosen remains open to all programs. He's planning to attend the Cal-Stanford game later this month.
"I'm going up with coach (Brian) Treggs and we're going to see Bryce," Rosen said. "It's still not too much. I want to get some rings on my finger and then worry about recruiting later.
"It's going to be really fun up there. Both schools have No. 1 draft picks, both schools have great winning records, both schools have incredible traditions. Football is going to end whether it's at 25, 35 or 40 and both of those schools give you such a launching pad to the future."