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Recruiting Breakdown: UCLA v. Nebraska

Dec. 18 -- The publisher of Scout's Nebraska site, Josh Harvey, compares the talent on both sides of the ball for the Foster Farms Bowl, as the players were evaluated as high school prospects...

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

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


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