Nebraska recruiting breakdown: UCLA vs Nebraska

A look at the Nebraska and UCLA starters coming out of high school from a rankings perspective.

For the second straight year Nebraska heads to California to take on a Pac-12 opponent in a bowl game. 

It will also be the second straight year where Nebraska will be lacking the star power against their opponent. 

If you don't understand, here is the breakdown. 

Scout.com takes a look at both starting lineups and figures out each player's star rating coming out of high school. We then add them up, divide them out, and break down both the offensive and defensive side of the football. 

Of course, star ratings don't mean everything. Some say it means very little. But, most national champions average at least a top 15 recruiting classes. The ratings don't factor in player development. 

Overall the Bruins holds the advantage star ratings rise for their starters out of high school.

UCLA  - 3.54   

Nebraska - 3.04

Overall Nebraska holds the advantage when it comes to  years out of high school for their starters. 

UCLA - 3.18

Nebraska - 3.59

RECRUITING IN EACH OTHER'S BACKYARDS:

Currently UCLA does not have any players from the state of Nebraska.

Nebraska's list of California players currently sit at four - with three more on the way. 

RB.) Terrell Newby - Jr.  (also had a UCLA offer)

TE.) Matt Snyder - Fr.

OL.) Corey Whitaker - Jr.

WR.) Lavan Alston - Fr. 

2015 DEPTH CHART (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.
 

UCLA PROJECTED OFFENSE

NEBRASKA PROJECTED DEFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
QB Josh Rosen 1 DE Greg McMullen 4
TB Paul Perkins 4 DT Vincent Valentine 4
WR Jordan Payton 4 DT Maliek Collins 3
WR Thomas Duarte 3 DE Jack Gangwish 5
WR Devin Fuller 4 OLB Michael Rose 4
LT Connor McDermott 3 MIKE Josh Banderas 3
LG Kenny Lacy 2 OLB Dedrick Young 1
C Jake Brendel 5 CB Josh Kalu 2
RG Alex Redmon 3 CB Chris Jones 2
RT Caleb Benenoch 3 S Byerson Cockrell 4
TE Colby Cyburt 4 S Nate Gerry 3
AVERAGES 3.63 3.27 AVERAGES 3.09 3.18
   
UCLA PROJECTED DEFENSE NEBRASKA PROJEFTED OFFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
LDE Takkarist McKinley 3 QB Tommy Armstrong 4
NT Kenny Clark 3 RB Terrell Newby 3
DT Eli Ankou 3 WR Brandon Reilly 4
OLB Aaron Wallace 5 WR Alonzo Moore 4
MLB Jayon Brown 3 WR Jordan Westerkamp 4
MLB Kenny Young 2 LT Alex Lewis 5
OLB Deon Hollins 3 LG Dylan Utter 4
CB John Johnson 3 C Ryne Reeves 5
CB  Marcus Rios 3 RG Zack Sterup 5
S Randall Goforth 4 RT Nick Gates 2
S Jaleel Wadood 1 TE Cethan Carter  3
AVERAGES 3.45 3.09 AVERAGES 3.00 4.00

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