Nebraska football steals one back from Notre Dame in Barret Liebentritt

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The Nebraska football hauled in Notre Dame transfer Barret Liebentritt one day after they lost an in-state commit to the Fighting Irish.

The Nebraska football suffered a rare recruiting loss on Friday. On Saturday, the Huskers shook it off and moved on.

They even managed to move on with yet another in-state prospect. And the icing on the cake is that Matt Rhule got a measure of revenge on Notre Dame.

All of this comes by way of the announcement by Barret Liebentritt that he’d committed to the Nebraska football team. The former Fighting Irish contributor also happens to be a former star from Omaha Skutt.

He’s also now officially a former tight end. That’s the position he played with Notre Dame last year, but in his announcement of his transfer destination, he said that he’s going to be moving to fullback.

Of course Barret Liebentritt wasn’t a massive contributor to the Irish at tight end either. Though he did get some experience in his only season in South Bend. He appeared in all 12 games a year ago, though those appearances were all on special teams.

Nebraska football lands another fullback

It seems likely he’ll be a special teams ace for the Nebraska football team as well, though he’ll be looking to try and be the starting fullback. At this point it’s going to be quite the fight. Husker fans are probably going to love it.

The fullback has been a position that’s been little more than a fun gimmick and a wink and a nod to the past over the last few years. However, Marcus Satterfield first talked about bringing the position back and then walked the walk.

He showed off a little of what he has planned in the spring game with Janiran Bonner. Bonner has the inside track on the starting spot at this point, but he’s going to face stiff competition from guys like Barret Liebentritt.