More shakeup within Notre Dame's quarterback corps

One day after Notre Dame confirmed that quarterback Nate Montana had transferred to the University of Montana, the South Bend Tribune reports that signal-caller Luke Massa will move to wide receiver.

Massa entered the program last year with fellow freshmen Tommy Rees and Andrew Hendrix. Neither Massa nor Hendrix played in 2010, while Rees became the starter in South Bend when Dayne Crist was lost for the season with a knee injury.

Hendrix had passed Massa on the unofficial depth chart, and with Rees and Crist returning, along with incoming freshman Everett Golson, Massa appeared to be the fifth quarterback option.

Now, the 6-4, 215-pounder will try to make an impact at receiver. His high school coach, Steve Specht, told the Tribune that he is confident that his former star quarterback can be successful.

"As far as how good he can be? Well he's faster than people think," said Specht, the head coach at Cincinnati St. Xavier. "He can jump as high or higher than anybody on that team. He has phenomenal body control. I would not bet against Luke Massa.”

Massa has four years of eligibility remaining.

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