The Huskers were happy to be able to host Noah Fant this weekend. The 6-foot-4 and 210-pound defensive end from Omaha (Nebr.) South got some special treatment when it came to some early playing time on Saturday before game preparations started by the Nebraska staff.
The message from the Nebraska staff to Fant was clear: 'WE WANT YOU!'. Fant and his family got an understanding of how many defensive ends will be in the 2016 class as well as a process to let them know if a player at the spot wants to commit before they possibly do.
"Both of the coaches wanted me to know that they really want me and that as soon as I know that I would want to commit to let them know. They really want and need to lock me in.
"Because of the defense and the roster they are looking at taking multiple defensive ends. They are going to take two. My father and brother asked Coach Riley that if another defensive end committed would they let us know and they said 'yes'. They said that they want me in the class."
The play of the defensive line stood out on the field to Fant. He noted a more aggressive, attacking style that Fant says is more comfortable with. Fant says that the new style is better for him than the style that had been previously run.
"Definitely!" Fant said. "That is my style of play. I like to play fast and just play football. That's what they going to get to at Nebraska. I was impressed with the scheme they were running versus what the previous staff was running."
Fant is two and half months or so away from coming to a decision about where he will go to college. He has a couple of camps or combines in the month of June and after those are done he will sit done and come up with a decision.
"I am still planning to commit around July 1," Fant said. "I have a couple of camps set up and they are in June."