Transfer Tracker: Nebraska QB Noah Vedral commits to Rutgers
Rutgers got another arm in its race for the starting quarterback position as Nebraska graduate transfer quarterback Noah Vedral announced his plans to head to Rutgers. The move came quickly for Vedral, who just announced plans to transfer last week. Now he is staying in the Big 10, where he will potentially have the chance to face his old school twice over the next two years.
Vedral started his career at UCF with Scott Frost, before following Frost to Nebraska after the 2017 season. His most significant playing time came in 2019, when he made two starts and threw for 418 yards and rushed for 106 yards and three touchdowns.
Vedral has two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be eligible to play in 2020. Vedral is ranked No. 22 in the Rivals.com Quarterback Transfer Rankings. Fellow Rutgers Quarterback Transfer Peyton Powell is ranked No. 27.
AS A RECRUIT
Vedral was mostly viewed as an FCS prospect during his days as a recruit, but after Scott Frost, a Nebraska native, took over at UCF, he offered Vedral the chance to play for him with the Knights. Vedral committing during the summer prior to his senior year.
After one year in Orlando, Vedral elected to follow Frost back home to Nebraska, transferring following his freshman season in Orlando.
Vedral appeared in six games as a true freshman for the Knights, throwing for 276 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 77 yards and two scores. After receiving a waiver to be eligible for the Huskers after the 2018 season had already started, Vedral saw limited action, going just 2-of-9 for 22 yards and an interception in one appearance. In 2019, Vedral began the season as a backup to Adrian Martinez but did crack the lineup, making two starts and throwing for 418 yards and rushing for 106 yards and three touchdowns.
“Vedral was an average quarterback against weak competition out of high school who found a home at UCF. Following Scott Frost to Nebraska he saw time last year when Adrian Martinez went down and flashed some signs of potential but I feel he is more of an FCS guy at this stage. He has an adequate arm and he can move around a bit so he’s a dual threat. I’m surprised he’s a Power Five pickup but clearly he will make an impact at Rutgers if he becomes the first starter under Greg Schiano." -- National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell
Impact Rating: 5.5 out of 10
The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and mange their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.
1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.
4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.
6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.
9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.
10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.