What Their High School Coaches Say About Rosen, Darnold, Allen
Here's how the projected top picks fared at San Clemente, John Bosco and Firebaugh High Schools in California.
In the upcoming NFL Draft, quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen and Josh Allen are all projected to go very early in the first round, with one of them likely going No. 1 overall.
They wouldn’t be in that position were it not for Jaime Ortiz, Jason Negro and Bill Magnusson, their respective coaches at San Clemente, John Bosco and Firebaugh High Schools (all of which are in California).
From a memorable conversation to what happened during a ritual called the Monster Ball, Ortiz, Negro and Magnusson share their favorite memories of their former star quarterbacks in a piece for The Athletic.
It’s an informed look into what Darnold, Rosen and Allen were like before they went on to play college ball and enter the national spotlight in advance of the draft.
Like the anecdote Negro tells about the time Rosen took it on himself to create a discount card and peddle it to local businesses to help raise funds to pay poorer teammates’s $1,500 travel costs for a game in Hawaii.
Based on what their coaches had to say, it’s no wonder NFL execs are so high on these three as prospects.
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