The Past, Present, And Future Of UCLA Quarterbacks, Part II: The Roller Coaster Of QB Recruiting

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Sep 25, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone: a man with a quarterback recruiting plan? Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In Part I of this series that is intended to provide an in-depth examination of the makeup and importance of UCLA‘s quarterback depth chart, we glanced back at the dark days of UCLA football’s not-so-distant past in order to show why it is vital for UCLA for maintain a fully-stocked quarterback cabinet. We also alluded to the fact that, even though he was slated to be a back-up, Asiantii Woulard’s transfer from UCLA has left the cabinet perilously light (with the notable exception of one very large piece).

In this second piece in the series, we’re going to take a deeper look at UCLA’s quarterback recruiting. The Jim Mora Era at UCLA has, to date, been marked by many successes, but plagued by a couple key issues as well. The fairly turbulent experiences that the Bruins have annually endured in the ever-competitive world of quarterback recruiting stand out among the most notable of those issues. Chronicling those winding tales on a year-by-year basis, the reasons for UCLA’s current quarterback depth quandary begins to emerge:

Next: Quarterback Recruiting Under Mora Begins