Tyler Gant recently trimmed his list of 15 scholarship offers to a Top 5 list. Iowa Football made the cut along with Arkansas, Iowa State, Kentucky and Wisconsin.
“The reason why Iowa made it into my Top 5 is the continued support and interest they have shown me during the recruiting process,” he told HF. “They have shown that they believe in my talents through the frequent contact I have been in with some of the coaching staff.”
The St. Louis (MO) Christian Brothers College high defensive lineman visited Iowa in June and received a Hawkeye offer a few days later. He returned to campus in October for a game.
“My game day visit was against Penn State. The atmosphere was amazing. The stadium was so loud you could barely hear the person next to you speak. I can’t wait to get back up there for a game,” he said.
Assistants Levar Woods and Kelvin Bell are leading Iowa’s pursuit of Gant (6-3, 275).
“They have both been very helpful during this process, and I can’t wait to continue to learn more about them and the university,” Gant said.
“I do plan on visiting Iowa again, hopefully for a junior day, but I’m not sure which day yet.”
Gant has visited all of the programs in his Top 5 other than Kentucky.
“The next steps for me are to keep learning more and more about each university during junior days and potentially official visits to see which school fits me best as a player, a student and a person,” he said.
The Missouri Football Coaches Association named Gant a Class 6 first-team all-state selection. He recorded 73 tackles (15 for loss), five sacks and two interceptions as a junior.
Rivals ranks Gant as a three-star prospect. He’s the service’s No. 39 strong-side defensive end nationally in the 2023 recruiting class and the No. 9 player overall in Missouri.