Nebraska football picks up its second OL transfer this offseason

Nebraska football picks up its second OL transfer this offseason

Matt Rowley & Co. is on a mission to add talent to 2023 Nebraska List of transfer portal, they have done it again with Walter Ross.

Rouse, the 6-foot-6, 318-pounder who started 39 games at left tackle for Stanford, entered the gate on December 15 and committed to Nebraska today. The Huskers chose Oklahoma and Iowa, two programs he visited during the recruiting process. He has one year of eligibility left.

Adding as much talent as possible to the line of scrimmage was something Rolle said he and his crew would do this off-season.

“We tried to dig a few things in. We wanted to bring in a great young group that we could develop and watch grow. The previous employees have done a good job of identifying,” Roll said during his press conference early on signing day. “I love the players, but we’ll also keep looking. I’m not going to have a talented offensive line or a defensive line. That’s what wins games.”

Rouse becomes the Huskers’ ninth addition to transfers and the second offensive lineman, who joins as the right quarterback/tackle Ben Scott (Arizona). Ross, originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, was a four-star recruit in the 2019 class from Sidwell Friends (DC). Rated as the No. 34 tackle nationally and the No. 4 recruit overall in D.C

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A biomechanical engineering major, Ross started four seasons with the Cardinals, playing 40 career games. He was a freshman All-American in 2019 and an honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2020. In 2022, he was a finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy, commonly referred to as the Academic Heisman.

According to Pro Football Focus, Rouse has played 1,383 snaps in the past two seasons – 650 in 2022 and 733 in 2021. He had an overall grade of 67.3 in 2022 along with a run blocking score of 71.4 and a pass blocking score of 54.6. His overall grade for 2021 was 71.4 while his run blocking mark was 72.2 and his pass blocking mark was 72.6.

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