Recruiting breakdown: Nebraska vs BYU

A look at the Cougars and Cornhuskers from a recruiting perspective. Where did the starters rate coming out of high school?

For the first time in the two’s program history, Nebraska and BYU will meet up this Saturday for a non-conference matchup in Lincoln. 

Two of the winningest programs in college football history, the Huskers own a .701 winning percentage compared to the Courgars .576.

Setting the scene: 

- The home game for Nebraska will be the first in the Mike Riley era. The Huskers will feature a new offensive and defensive scheme. The Cougars will be one of the toughest opponents for Nebraska in a home opener since the 1980s.

Recruiting in the other’s backyard: 

- Both teams rarely recruit in each other’s home state. At this moment, neither team features a play from each other’s backyard. 

2015 DEPTH CHART FOR SATURDAY (With recruiting rating)
*Years = years out of high school, not with the team.
**Ratings are the newest available rating, so in the case a player went to JUCO, it is their JUCO rating, not HS rating.
 

BYU PROJECTED OFFENSE

NEBRASKA PROJECTED DEFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
QB Taysom Hill 7 DE Greg McMullen 4
RB Algernon Brown 6 DT Vincent Valentine 4
WR Mitch Matthews 6 DT Maliek Collins 3
WR Devon Blackman 5 DE Jack Gangwish 5
IR Terenn Houk 5 WILL Michael Rose 4
LT Ryker Mathews 5 MIKE Josh Banderas 3
LG Kyle Johnson 3 BUCK Dedrick Young 1
C Tejan Koroma 2 CB Josh Kalu 2
RG Tuni Kanuch 6 CB Daniel Davie 5
RT Ului Lapuaho 5 S Byerson Cockrell 4
TE Tanner Balderree 4 S Nate Gerry 3
AVERAGES 2.45 4.91 AVERAGES 3.09 3.45
   
BYU PROJECTED DEFENSE NEBRASKA PROJEFTED OFFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
DE Bronson Kaufusi 5 QB Tommy Armstrong 4
DT Travis Tuiloma 6 RB Terrell Newby 3
DE Logan Taele 6 WR Brandon Reilly 4
LB Fred Warner 2 WR Alonzo Moore 4
LB Harvey Langi 5 WR Jordan Westerkamp 4
LB Jherremya Leuta-Douyere 4 LT Alex Lewis 5
LB Manoa Pikula 5 LG Dylan Utter 4
FC Micah Hanneman 4 C Ryne Reeves 5
BC Michael Davis 3 RG Chongo Kondolo 5
FS Kai Nacua 3 RT Nick Gates 2
KAT Eric Takenaka 4 TE David Sutton 5
AVERAGES 2.63 4.27 AVERAGES 3.00 4.09

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