After a lot of back and forth and some aggressive attempts from opposing coaching staffs, Iowa tight end commit Noah Fant will stick with his verbal pledge to the Hawkeyes. He was scheduled to take an official visit to Minnesota this weekend but that trip has now been canceled.
Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and assistant LeVar Woods conducted their in-home with Fant on Wednesday, two days after Minnesota coaches met with him in Omaha. It appears that meeting between the Hawkeyes and the Fant family did the trick as he has now finished his recruiting process and shut down all other overtures from other coaching staffs.
"Yes, the visit is canceled," Noah Fant's older brother Chris confirmed to Scout.
Fant's reaffirmation to the Hawkeyes gives them 24 solid commitments in the 2016 recruiting class. Iowa now has three tight ends solidly in the fold with Shaun Beyer of Cedar Rapids and T.J. Hockenson of Chariton in addition to the Omaha native. Fant is a great athlete with a lot of length that could also project to the defensive end position but he's been pursued by the Hawkeyes as solely a tight end for the duration of his process.
Iowa has one more spot to fill.
That spot will likely go to an offensive tackle if they win out for the services of Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance offensive lineman Alaric Jackson. He visited Iowa and Iowa State over this past weekend and informed Scout he would "possibly not" go forward with his Nebraska visit this weekend.
Stay tuned to Scout for the latest on Iowa's finish to the 2016 recruiting cycle.