When Charlie Weis recruited Anthony Barr, the message was clear. “You’re best suited as a LB in the pros so that’s where I’ll put ya” was the mutual understanding. Being 6’4″ and weighing 230 doesn’t normally translate over to the RB position; normally. But when Brian Kelly talked with Anthony, the message was different. “We need playmakers on the field, and if that means you’ll be playing on offense; so be it.”
I think Anthony Barr liked the idea of being able to compete at a position he’s excelled at throughout his highschool career, and according to my peeps, will be inking with the Irish in early February. Look for more concentration on the college side of things when it comes to recruiting from Brian Kelly and staff; after all, this is college and someone will undoubtedly walk into this Barr.