Trev Hadachek has been seeking an FBS scholarship offer for years. The Class of 2013 athlete hasn't given up that dream as signing day approaches.
"What I would really like that if something falls through right before signing day, Iowa or Iowa State would offer," Hadachek said. "I really don't know how things are going to shake out. I just have to take it day by day."
The two in-state schools have offered Hadachek a preferred walk-on opportunity. Iowa and Iowa State both of extended scholarship opportunities to players late in the process during past recruiting cycles.
"I haven't really spoken with (Iowa Assistant) Coach (Reese) Morgan about that," the Hadachek said. "He has mostly talked about it being a preferred walk-on. I haven't brought that up and neither has he. Coach (Kirk) Ferentz has said they're looking to bring in one more safety before signing day."
The Union High of Laporte City senior was down to choosing between the Iowa and Iowa State walk-on options heading into Monday. Then, Northern Iowa Coach Mark Farley dropped by the school and convinced him to look at his school.
"(The Panthers) want me to come for an official visit so I'll probably end up doing that," the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Hadachek said. "It depends on if they offer and what they offer. I'll know more about that when I go up there and see what their program is about. (Farley) said he doesn't know what they'll be able to offer me as of right now."
Hadachek is scheduled to visit Iowa State on Thursday and Iowa on Feb. 2. He holds offers from North Dakota and South Dakota State but is no longer considering them.
"It's going to be really tough," Hadachek said of his decision. "I know it's going to come down to the end. Coach Morgan and (ISU Assistant) Coach (Courtney) Messingham said I could spend however long I wanted."
As a walk-on, Hadachek could take until classes start in the fall before deciding. He doesn't want to drag it out.
"I want to get this done before signing day," Hadachek said. "It's going to be tough. I'm going to have to sit down with my dad and my mom. We're going to have to weigh out what we feel like is the best fit for me."
The Cyclones see Hadachek as a slot receiver, Iowa views him as a safety and UNI is considering him on both sides of the ball.
"I'll play whatever gets me on the field the fastest," he said. "It doesn't mater to me. I'm just looking for the best fit for me."
Hadachek is looking to study Political Science in college and plans on coaching college football.