Over the past few seasons, as Liberty has grown its roster to the FBS ranks, the Flames have turned to the transfer market. Whether it be JUCO, FBS, or FCS transfers, there have been several who have become key members of the team during this transition.

The 2020 season will be no different. Liberty has welcomed a number of transfers in again this year, and several will look to make immediate impacts.

LB Anthony Butler

Butler joins the Flames this season as a grad transfer from Charlotte where he played a critical role for the 49ers. He joins Liberty at a position of need and will be expected to start at linebacker from day one in a very undermanned and inexperienced group.

DB Marcus Haskins

Haskins has been an All-American everywhere he’s played, from Division II to Junior College. He began camp this fall at safety, but he has recently moved to corner and is learning and playing both positions. He’s a ball hawk, always finding a way to make a play on the ball. Whether he becomes a starter or makes his impact as a reserve, Haskins is a name Liberty fans will come to know this season.

DE Durrell Johnson

When Johnson first shows up on the field, many will think they’re seeing Jessie Lemonier. A JUCO transfer defensive end wearing the number 11, Johnson will look like Lemonier despite being longer. Like Jessie, Johnson will be able to impact the game by his unique ability to rush the passer.

WR Jaivian Lofton

Lofton was a highly sought after wide receiver by Liberty’s coaching staff, coming in from a Junior College. He will help ease the burden of replacing Antonio Gandy-Golden, and also provides a veteran voice in the locker room. His speed and size provides a big play receiver on the outside for the Liberty offense.

S Juawan Treadwell

Treadwell is another name we will all come to know this season. He will make an instant impact at safety, and with his athletic ability has the potential to be one of the best play-makers of the unit.

*Note: this list does not include transfers who joined the program a year ago but sat out the 2019 season due to NCAA transfer requirements