Fant Open to Iowa Despite Husker History

Noah Fant has seen his recruitment pick up rapidly recently. The Omaha defensive end added an Iowa offer on Thursday. He spoke with HI about the opportunity and where things stands with the Hawkeyes.

Iowa moved into enemy territory Thursday with a scholarship offer for Omaha (NE) South defensive end Noah Fant. It started an up-hill battle against the home-state Huskers and others.

While the door is cracked open, Nebraska, which also has offered Fant, appears to be the leader in the clubhouse.

"I grew up a Huskers fan but I would say I was a fan of football in general, also, though," he said.

The Hawkeyes must have heard from Fant what they wanted to offer him after Nebraska already had done so.

"They actually just recently start talking to me heavily," Fant said.

Assistant Reese Morgan is leading Iowa's recruitment of the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder.

"He seems like a great coach, really cool and knows what he is talking about," Fant said.

Despite being from a border state, Fant said he doesn't know much about the Hawkeyes.

"I've seen them play a couple times and that's about it. I haven't had the chance to really learn about them yet but am looking forward to it," he said. "(The Iowa offer) wasn't expected but I was very excited for them to offer. They are a really good program. I am planning on visiting up there sometime soon, not sure when though."

In addition to Iowa and Nebraska, Fant reports offers from Iowa State, Wyoming, South Dakota State and Liberty. He's also hearing from Missouri, Wisconsin and others.

Fant, who said he will study sports medicine, does not have a timeline for his decision.

"I'm not sure yet. Me and my parents have talked about it and we don't know yet," he said.

Like most players, Fant is seeking an academic and athletic fit.

"I would say my will to work hard and play fast and keep going no matter what is what defines me and that type of program would suit me," he said.

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