Josh Rosen received word in the middle of Tuesday's spring practice that Michigan had offered and it was definitely an exciting moment for the 2015 quarterback from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco.
Arguably one of the top quarterbacks in his class, Rosen was especially thrilled because usually Michigan does not offer this early but the coaching staff made a special exception for him and it was a big deal in his eyes.
"They said they were going to offer about a week ago but I didn't know when it was going to happen in the coming months," Rosen said.
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"Coach (Brian Treggs) showed me a text in the middle of practice saying they were going to offer me. I called them on the phone and I talked to coach (Dan) Ferrigno and I talked to the quarterbacks coach (Al Borges) and they let me know how they stood with me.
"They said it's very unusual to offer someone so early so I took that as an honor."
Rosen's recruitment has perked up big time in the last few weeks. He now has offers from Michigan, Akron, Duke, Fresno State, Oregon State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
Recently, St. John Bosco held a college showcase with numerous coaches in attendance so there's no question Rosen will remain on the radar in the coming years.
Getting that early offer from Michigan is huge though and Rosen said it's a program he will definitely strongly consider moving forward.
It's still far too premature to name frontrunners but Rosen will give the Wolverines a serious look as his recruitment continues.
"Just the fact alone that they run a slower recruiting process and that they jumped ahead and offered me, that's an honor in itself," Rosen said. "It's a great school, it's a great football program with probably more tradition than any school in the country so it's an honor.
"I'm not really going to get into (favorites) because I haven't even visited and I've only talked to them once. It's definitely a school I'm going to consider."