Omaha (Neb.) South tight end Noah Fant committed to Iowa on August 28, 2015 over Nebraska and UCLA. It wasn't a particularly firm pledge at the time as he pondered additional visits elsewhere.
Fant visited Nebraska unofficially afterwards. He was also at a few Hawkeye games this past season. Though the Huskers and Bruins have not stopped in their pursuit, Fant's verbal commitment to Iowa is stronger now.
"I'm still committed to Iowa and everything and the official visit is set up," Fant said to Scout. "That's where I'm at right now. I'm hapy about it and Signing Day is coming up. I'm pretty set and feel pretty comfortable about it. My commitment is more solid now than it was in the beginning."
Fant's official visit to Iowa is set for the weekend of January 22 like many of the other Hawkeye pledges. He'll be visited by Iowa coaches on Friday.
"Iowa has already been to the house for an in-home visit," Fant shared. "There may be another coming up, I'm not sure. Coach (Levar) Woods and Coach (Greg) Davis will be at my game on Friday."
The Omaha native has the ability to play multiple positions but the Hawkeyes have recruited him all along to play tight end. He got some looks as a defensive end by other schools and even played on the edge in a few different camps over the summer.
No in-home visits or official visits have been set with any other programs and he's not going to initiate any on his own accord. However, Fant could welcome a couple staffs in if they request it.
"Nebraska and UCLA are still recruiting me," he stated. "They're still trying to flip me. Minnesota has been, also. They've been talking to me quite a bit. They're all recruiting me pretty hard."
"Minnesota wanted to do an in-home visit but I had a game so they couldn't," Fant added. "Nebraska and UCLA haven't mentioned it, yet. I'm not sure if I will do any in-home visits with them. If they ask, I will probably let them. I'm not going to go out of my way for it, though."