Unit-by-Unit Recruiting Rankings

Feb. 5 -- We know UCLA signed the No. 1 Offensive Line class, but how did UCLA stack up against the rest of the country at other positions?

UCLA finished with a big class on Signing Day -- in total, it was the No. 9 class in the country (National Class Rankings), with some irons still in the fire (namely No. 1 middle linebacker Roquan Smith). In terms of quality of recruit -- essentially, the average star ranking of the class -- it is number two in the country, behind only Alabama (UCLA averaged 4.0 and Alabama 4.04; USC, by the way, averaged 3.88). UCLA had the second fewest number of commitments of any top 25 class, and the fewest in the top ten.

In total, UCLA finished nationally ranked in five different position groups: Quarterback, Wide Receiver/Tight End, Offensive Line, Defensive Backs, and Linebackers. The Bruins had the No. 1 Offensive Line class, the No. 6 Defensive Back class, the No. 12 Wide Receiver/Tight End class, the No. 12 Linebacker class, and, weirdly, the No. 7 Quarterback class (even though UCLA signed the No. 1 quarterback in the country, because UCLA had just one commitment, the Bruins are ranked behind several teams that had two). The only two position groups where UCLA did not finish ranked were running back (where the Bruins finished just outside the top 15) and defensive line (just not enough commitments).

Here's a look at each of those rankings and where UCLA fell compared to other teams.

Quarterback
RankTeam# of CommitsTop 100Five StarsFour StarsThree StarsAverage
1Ohio State210204.00
2USC210204.00
3Michigan200204.00
4Tennessee200204.00
5Arizona State200113.50
6Florida State200113.50
7UCLA111005.00
8Alabama111005.00
9Baylor111005.00
10Texas A&M111005.00
11North Carolina200113.50
12Mississippi210113.50
13Notre Dame110104.00
14Missouri110104.00
15Washington110104.00

Wide Receiver/Tight End
RankTeam# of CommitsTop 100Five StarsFour StarsThree StarsAverage
1Notre Dame511404.20
2Georgia611323.83
3Florida State511223.80
4LSU710333.29
5California900263.11
6Texas A&M421304.25
7Mississippi421214.00
8Texas Tech600243.33
9Penn State500323.60
10Clemson410313.75
11Alabama321204.33
12UCLA311204.33
13TCU600243.33
14USC520323.60
15Arkansas610153.17

Offensive Line
RankTeam# of CommitsTop 100Five StarsFour StarsThree StarsAverage
1UCLA510504.00
2LSU620333.50
3Alabama520323.60
4USC411214.00
5Auburn500323.60
6Ohio State610243.33
7Iowa500313.40
8Maryland600243.33
9Texas A&M410313.75
10Clemson411123.75
11Texas620233.17
12Miami700163.14
13Tennessee500233.40
14Penn State410313.75
15North Carolina500233.40

Linebacker
RankTeam# of CommitsTop 100Five StarsFour StarsThree StarsAverage
1Texas611323.83
2Notre Dame420313.75
3Auburn400313.75
4USC321204.33
5Arizona State411214.00
6Wisconsin600153.17
7Ohio State310304.00
8Georgia420223.50
9Virginia510143.20
10Tennessee300213.67
11Alabama300213.67
12UCLA211104.50
13Penn State400133.25
14Mississippi State310213.67
15Texas A&M510053.00

Defensive Back
RankTeam# of CommitsTop 100Five StarsFour StarsThree StarsAverage
1Alabama532304.40
2Florida State522214.20
3Georgia700253.29
4USC441304.25
5Texas520413.80
6UCLA610333.50
7Oklahoma610333.50
8LSU432114.25
9Michigan State600243.33
10Auburn500323.60
11Texas A&M520323.60
12Tennessee510323.60
13Mississippi410404.00
14Penn State510233.40
15TCU600153.17

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