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Horns offer top 2015 QB

Posted October 29th, 2013

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Texas has offered 2015  Bellflower, Calif., five-star quarterback Josh Rosen, as first reported by 247Sports Tuesday morning.

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound pro-style quarterback is the No. 1 quarterback in the country in next year’s recruiting class, according to 247Composite Rating, a ranking based on average rating by major media recruiting services.

As you would expect, West Coast teams like California, UCLA and Stanford are the favorites to land the Los Angeles-area prospect.

Cal is the early leader for Rosen, but Pac-12 power Stanford has yet to offer. And with more and more schools with national reach, like Texas, throwing their hat into the ring, the courtship of the No. 6 overall player in the country is likely far from over.

While the Longhorns may have a very small chance of landing the big-armed junior, there’s at least some interest on Rosen’s part. The next step for Texas will be getting him to visit Austin. With only three more home games in 2013 that visit likely wouldn’t come until the offseason at the earliest.

It’s hard to peg which way Texas wants to go in the future at quarterback. In 2013 the Longhorns signed dual-threat Tyrone Swoopes. 2014 pledge Jerrod Heard of Denton Guyer is also a dual-threat quarterback. And now, after missing out on Alabama commit Ricky Town, Texas has offered its second 2015 five-star pro-style quarterback out of California.

The Longhorns also have offers out to in-state quarterbacks Kyler Murray, Jarrett Stidham, J.W. Ketchum and Chason Virgil – all are considered dual-threat signal callers.

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