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Armani Rogers receives UCLA offer; Cal QB commit sticking with Bears

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The baby bears keep on trying to steal.

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The UCLA Bruins are searching for a quarterback recruiting commit. They're running out of targets this season, as Devon Modster recently picked Arizona over the Bruins and Boise State.

So they've turned their eyes to the north. Can they flip Cal quarterback commit Armani Rogers? They are definitely being friendly with the local Hamilton (Ca.) Los Angeles quarterback, as they offered him pretty quickly after a visit.

However, despite the UCLA interest and visit, Rogers is sticking with the school that offered him first, based on what Blair Angulo has to say in this Rivals article ($). I doubt that will keep the Bruins from backing off--unless they can land their current quarterback target in Dillon Sterling-Cole, I imagine UCLA will be persistent here in trying to get him to switch up.

The fact is with UCLA, it appears they've found their quarterback of the future for the next four years in Josh Rosen, and it's unlikely he'll be unseated anytime soon.  So I'd have to guess a lot of quarterbacks are going to be a little antsy on choosing a place where they will likely be riding pine on the bench for a few seasons.

Cal, on the other hand, will very likely have an open quarterback competition in the 2016 season if Jared Goff turns pro early. So even though the Bears are taking commitments from two 2014 quarterbacks, it's hardly like they are looking at a stacked playing field. There is opportunity to be found in Berkeley, and both Rogers and fellow QB commit Max Gilliam will be thrown into a quarterback contest featuring Luke Rubenzer, Ross Bowers and Chase Forrest. It's hard to identify any sort of frontrunner at this point for the job. They all have as good a chance as anyone else.