Josh Harvey, Scout.com

Recruiting Breakdown: Nebraska vs Oregon

Tommy Armstrong isn't the only player Oregon and Nebraska both fought for. We take a look at some of those battles and compare the talent of the starters out of high school.

For the eighth straight year, Nebraska will play a Pac-12 opponent when Oregon comes to town on Saturday. 

It will also be the third straight year where Nebraska will be lacking the star power against that Pac-12 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 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 Ducks holds the advantage star ratings rise for their starters out of high school.

Oregon  - 3.23   

Nebraska - 2.91

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

Nebraska - 3.91

Oregon - 3.27

Here are players who strongly considered both schools: 

OT.) Nick Gates - Nebraska

RB.) Terrell Newby - Nebraska

QB.) Tommy Armstrong - Nebraska

QB.) Terry Wilson - Oregon

2016 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.
 

OREGON PROJECTED OFFENSE

NEBRASKA PROJECTED DEFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
QB Dakota Prukop 5 DE Freedom Akinmoladun 3
TB Royce Freeman 3 DT Mick Stoltenberg
3
WR Dwayne Stanford 5 DT Kevin Maurice 4
WR Charles Nelson 3 DE Ross Dzuris  5
WR Darren Carrington 4 OLB Marcus Newby 4
LT Tyrell Crosby 3 MIKE Josh Banderas 4
LG Shane Lemieux 2 OLB Dedrick Young 2
C Jake Hanson 2 CB Joshua Kalu 3
RG Cameron Hunt 4 CB Chris Jones 3
RT Calvin Throckmorton 2 S Kieron Williams 3
TE Pharaoh Brown 5 S Nate Gerry 4
AVERAGES 3.36 3.45 AVERAGES 3.00 3.45
   
OREGON PROJECTED DEFENSE NEBRASKA PROJEFTED OFFENSE
POS NAME RATING YRS* POS NAME RATING YRS*
DE Henry Mondeaux 3 QB Tommy Armstrong 5
DT Rex Manu 2 RB Terrell Newby 4
DT Austin Maloata 3 WR Brandon Reilly 5
DE Justin Hollins 4 WR Alonzo Moore 5
WILL Johnny Ragin 4 WR Jordan Westerkamp 5
MIKE A.J. Hotchkiss 3 RT David Knevel 4
SAM Troy Dye 1 RG Tanner Farmer 3
CB Ugo Amadi 2 C Dylan Utter 5
CB  Arrion Springs 3 LG Sam Hahn 5
S Tyree Robinson 5 LT Nick Gates 3
S Juwaan Williams 4 TE Cethan Carter  4
AVERAGES 3.09 3.09 AVERAGES 2.82 4.36

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Josh Harvey has been the publisher of BigRedReport.com since 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @joshharveyscout.


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