Commitment Analysis: Defensive Tackle Nick Terry

Nov. 3 -- Scout breaks down what UCLA is getting in American River (Calif.) College defensive tackle, Nick Terry...

Profile: Nick Terry

Position: Defensive Tackle

Location: American River (Calif.) College

Height: 6-foot-4

Weight: 295 pounds

Ranking: Ranked as a three-star JC defensive tackle by Scout.

Recruiting: Committed to UCLA after signing with Boise State out of high school

The Scouting Report: Terry has good size and as a third-year college player, should provide immediate depth inside as a defensive tackle. Decently quick off the ball and is good at stuffing the run while having the ability to rush the passer, but more suited to stop the run inside. Has good lower body strength and does a good job shedding blocks and getting into the backfield. Plays for a top-tier JUCO and was at Boise State for two years, so physical development isn't needed like prep prospects and with two years to play, will be asked to contribute immediately.

Overall Analysis: Terry played with NFL first round pick Arik Armstead in high school, lining up next to him on the defensive line and became the focal point of Pleasant Grove's defense the year after Armstead graduated. He signed with Boise State out of high school, choosing the Broncos over offers from Pac-12 schools like, Cal, Oregon State and Washington State. He redshirted in 2013 as a freshman and then left the team in 2014, after being a Chris Petersen recruit. He ended up at American River, where his coach at ARC was coached by Angus McClure, who scouted him initially in high school. With UCLA needed interior defensive lineman badly, especially ones that can play right away, Terry was offered in early October and committed a few weeks later. With Kenny Clark likely gone to the NFL this year, and with Eddie Vanderdoes recovering from an ACL injury, Terry will be expected to be ready as soon as he gets to UCLA, and he'll be there in time for spring football. From a depth standpoint, he'll provide immediate depth, being that he'll be a fourth-year junior and has been in a major college program previously so the jump won't be as big for him. In all, this is a good solid pickup for the Bruins, who need to add more interior defensive line depth and more immediate help.


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