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Nebraska Football: QB Sam Leavitt tabbed as target to watch



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The transfer portal market is heating up for quarterbacks, and Nebraska football is connected with a former Big Ten rival. HuskerOnline’s Sean Callahan reported Monday that Michigan State quarterback Sam Leavitt should be a name to keep an eye on.

Leavitt played in four games last season for the Spartans, including seeing time against Nebraska. His only pass completion was a 25-yard touchdown. He also carried the ball twice for two yards in that game. In total, he recorded 139 passing yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions on the year.

Leavitt played the backup role to Katin Houser last season, and was only a freshman. This could give Leavitt time to develop under the Nebraska football umbrella, with Daniel Kaelin waiting in the wings.

Leavitt was highly-regarded as a recruit, ranking as the top player in Oregon and the 21st overall quarterback in the 2023 class per the 247Sports Composite rankings. He was a four-star quarterback as a recruit.

What would this mean for Nebraska football?

This would be an intriguing option, especially as Nebraska needs to remake the entire quarterback room. This could mean that multiple quarterbacks currently on the Nebraska football roster are no longer going to be in the room next year as well.

The Huskers already met with former Kansas State quarterback Will Howard over the weekend, as they are looking for a starting-caliber quarterback in the transfer portal. More names are going to come on Monday afternoon, as the transfer portal officially opens. Former Ohio State quarterback Kyle McCord and former Oklahoma quarterback Dylan Gabriel are two of the bigger names who announced that they would be entering the transfer portal.

it will be interesting to see how Nebraska football approaches the quarterback room. Landing an impact transfer is extremely important at the position with depth being at a premium there.

Danny is a Nebraska athletics fan and writer. He also enjoys writing about recruiting in his free time. Danny has been following the Huskers for the last five years. Find him on Twitter @NebCornholio.