NFL Draft 2018: SoCal QB exports Darnold and Rosen

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One of the best parts about our move from Chicago to Los Angeles is we’ve had the pleasure of watching two of the top quarterbacks that will be taken in the first round of the NFL Draft 2018 Thursday night at AT&T Stadium.

San Clemente’s Sam Darnold and St. John Bosco’s Josh Rosen were both sophomores the year High School Football America arrived in SoCal in 2012. Rosen was starting for Braves, who were beginning their ascent into national prominence, while Darnold was a waiting his chance as a wide receiver/linebacker. Darnold finally stepped-in under center in the Tritons’ next-to-last game of the season, completing 27-of-37 passes with 241 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Tesoro.

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About two months ago, I sat down with Darnold’s head coach Jaime Ortiz and Chad Johnson, Rosen’s quarterback coach at Bosco. You can watch those interviews below.

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Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.