Regis Jesuit’s D’Andre Barnes signs with Nebraska

AURORA – D’Andre Barnes knew he was a Power 5 player on tape. He was just waiting for someone to press play.

And at the last moment, the University of Nebraska did.

“I knew somewhere late in the process there would be an opportunity to be where I belonged,” Barnes said. “I knew I had to be patient, and it was difficult at times to do that, but I believed the Power 5 opportunity was coming.”

The Regis Jesuits senior signed a national letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Huskers after Nebraska signed him on last week. Barnes accepted his official visit last Friday, days after Nebraska offensive coordinator/recruiter Marcus Satterfield spotted him making an impromptu visit with Raiders coach Danny Filleman.

“[Satterfield]happened to be in the area visiting other schools (January 30) called me and I told him to come over,” Filleman said. “We started talking in the weight room and I asked him how he was doing on his 2023 commitments. He told me: ‘We’re pretty full, but we might be looking for a guy, maybe like a DB, but it has to be the right one.’ I said you need to see D’Andre.”

Then the two turned on Barnes’ film.

Satterfield only had to watch five plays on Filleman’s laptop before he called Nebraska’s second-in-command coach Evan Cooper and then head coach Matt Rhule as they scouted out the under-the-radar receiver/defensive back/returner and put together a recruiting plan.

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