Perhaps nothing is more important to a prospect than feeling wanted and at home while visiting a campus. After Saturday’s stop at Iowa, Noah Fant holds that impression of the Hawkeyes.
"The thing that I would say stood out to me was how much they actually showed that I’m a priority to them. That stood out a lot. They told me and they showed me that they really cared," he said.
The 6-foot-5, 210-pound athlete from Omaha (NE) South High said he spoke with Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and assistants LeVar Woods and Reese Morgan.
"All their messages were pretty much the same. They all have me as a high priority for them and they really showed that I was important. I definitely felt wanted," Fant said.
Fant also reports scholarship offers from Buffalo, Iowa State, Nebraska, Ohio, Vanderbilt and Wyoming, among others.
"I would say right now the Top 4 are Nebraska, Iowa, Vanderbilt, and Iowa State, in no order. I’m very high on Iowa after the visit. The facilities are really nice," he said.
Fant said Iowa’s not sure if he’d be a defensive end or a tight end for it but the lean is to offense.
"They said that my ball skills and the way I can move on the field are really special. That it’s hard to find that. They said my blocking for a tight end is good. For defense, they really like my pass rush and the way I keep my hands moving. They want me a lot at tight end, though," he said.
Morgan, who recruits Nebraska for the Hawkeyes, told Fant that he would visit him at his high school during the upcoming live period, he said.
Fant said that he’s hoping to commit to a school by the end of May. He’s scheduled to visit Vanderbilt on May 9.