Maverick Noonan Discusses Recent Iowa Football Offer
Nebraska Legacy Likes What He's Seen from Hawkeyes
Despite the Iowa-Penn State Football game occurring more than two months ago, the memory of that electric environment is living on for those folks in attendance. That’s the case for many of the recruits filing into Kinnick Stadium.
“One thing that I loved the most was probably the atmosphere at the Penn State game,” 2023 Elkhorn (NE) South High LB/DE Maverick Noonan told HF. “That was one of the best games I’ve went to all year. I also thought their facilities were nice and up to par with what I’m looking for.”
Noonan (6-4, 230) returned to Iowa City on Dec. 12. He watched the Hawkeyes preparing for their Jan. 1 Citrus Bowl matchup with Kentucky. They extended a scholarship offer during the stop.
“I spoke with coach (Kelvin) Bell, who gave me the offer after their practice. I thought he was a very knowledgeable coach, who had great guys playing for him.,” Noonan said.
“It meant a lot to me because I know that Iowa is a great team with a winning mentality.”
Nebraska, Iowa State, Arizona State, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Minnesota and Missouri have offered scholarships. He’s visited Iowa State and Nebraska multiple times.
Maverick’s father, Danny Noonan, was an all-American defensive lineman at Nebraska before playing in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Maverick’s former teammate at Elkhorn South, Teddy Prochazka, started at left tackle as a true freshman in ’21 before suffering a season-ending injury.
The Hawkeyes told Maverick he fits well into their program.
“They watched my junior tape and liked it. They also liked my off-field qualities, like grades,” he said.
Noonan is trying to learn as much as he can about all the programs interested in him.
“I really enjoyed Iowa City and would love to get up there sometime again,” he said.
Noonan wants to find out more about Iowa’s academics.
“I would like to study Exercise Science. Academics are very important for me in making my decision. I want to be able to be set up for future success,” he said.
The Omaha World-Herald tabbed Noonan as a first team all-state pick this fall. He was named Super-State first-team by the Lincoln Journal Star.