Noah Fant

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  1. cdriftt24

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    Sound to me like this kid is not 100% solid with Iowa? He is visiting Minnesota this weekend, and is talking with Iowa coaches today. I think they want a yes or no and if they don't get one they may move on? What does everyone think?
     
  2. worldstarhusker

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    Don't think he's coming here
     
  3. Riley_the_Crutch

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    Hard pass
     
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    That may be, but he's definitely not 100% in with Iowa.
     
  5. TheBeav815

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    The push for the TE out of Missouri makes me doubt he ends up at NU. That would be a lot of TEs to take unless they were gonna let him commit and then be like, "You signed? Great, go practice with the d-ends LOL!"
     
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    I think he believed he would "blow up" more than he did and is still waiting (hoping) for late arriving options.

    Just my opinion of course.
     
  7. St. Anger

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    I get that impression too. That he's got an overly inflated opinion of himself.
     
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    Makes sense, but given the number of scholarship bodies at the tight end position, one would think we could accommodate two this class. Edit: never mind, I forgot about Stoll.
     
  9. northeastNebraska

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    If he doesn't take another OV here I doubt he ends up a Husker. But crazier things have happened. I don't think he is 100% to Iowa either.
     
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    Thought Stoll was playing DE?
     
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    TE all the way
     
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    I think today will probably be a make or break on if he goes to Iowa or not. I would say it is 50/50.
     
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    When will the radio announcement be? And here I thought he was solid, and "done"
     
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    I thought the announcement on Sharp and Benning was so lame.
     
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    Could care less where he ends up honestly. Riley has much bigger fish to land than this kid.
     
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    It would have been hell-fire and brimstone if a show in Nebraska did that when Bo, Frank, or Tom was coach.
     
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    Next announcement will be done with the "hat method"... RollingLaughRollingLaugh
     
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    If he really does, or did, commit to Minnesota, my bet is it won't be the last time he commits to a University.
     
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    I said on our board and came over here and told you guys that I only believed he'd be a Hawkeye when he signed. Of course he is still listed as an Iowa commit, but there are a lot of rumors swirling, you know how they are. They are from the "he is not 100% on Iowa" to "Iowa has cooled on him" to "Iowa has told him if he visits Minny, he doesn't have a guaranteed spot in the class". Who knows what is true? The rumors on Iowa's end stem mostly from the fact that we just offered Sam Brodner out of Illinois who was a Vandy commit.

    I think Fant is a good athlete, but if his recruiting is any indication then I wouldn't be surprised if he is a kid that would transfer from a program when things do not go his way.
     
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    IMO his real problem is he doesn't wanna listen when coaches tell him DE is his best position. He wants to catch passes and score TDs and he's gonna end up doing it way down the ladder.
     
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    Everyone has Fant fatigue I think both schools are past tired of this drama.
     
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    I have watched him in person a few times. IMHO he is better off at TE. No expert of course.
     
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    If he wanted to come here I would love to have him. He is very worthy if a scholly.
     
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    They keep sending coaches down to recruit him, so UNL probably isn't tired of him yet.
     
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    We have to start locking down the few D1 players in this state IMO.
     
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    Englhaupt is a better athlete and we pass on him, we missed on this one big time imo
     
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    He can go somewhere else.

    Let's talk about what car you would buy if you won a million or two.
     
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    Noah is not playing FB in Lincoln . He seems like a great guy. Smart too . I never thought he was playing us. Just a young guy that is having a very tough time making a decision and perhaps too many family members trying to steer him. We've all seen this before. Now that South popped #2 Prep easily without him may bring him down a bit.
     
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    Is that similar to Kush Lash?
     
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    if he is indeed in iowa city this weekend, it will be over one way or the other.
    he will either re confirm his commitment there. or they will move on, and it will be between other schools
     
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    This is a huge decision for a young man and criticizing him for waffling is ridiculous. It isn't all about what we want.
     
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    Ive been on record for a year that I think he's a marginal tight end recruit, and he should focus all his energy to playing DE. He's a big bodied athlete with some explosiveness in short bursts. However, his ability to avoid tackles and change direct is below average. I would argue every tight end already at Iowa has more skill after the catch than Fant. I hope he does choose Nebraska because he's a home state kid who could fill a need on defense down the road. But if he really wants to play tight end only, I don't believe he will ever get on the field in front of the tight ends Riley has been targeting.
     
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    Hard to say how a kid that big is going to develop over the next 4-5 years. In any case, his skills have to be at least as good as Cotton's and some of the guys we've had there over the past 15 years. We play a lot of bodies on offense and more than likely we would find a role for him that maximized his skill set. I'm a lot less worried about run after the catch from a TE than I am a WR.
     
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    Pry has been posted but at the Omaha South Millard West basketball game the Minnesota coaches were there trying to obviously flip him from Iowa
     
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    Omaha Souths basketball coach didn't seem real happy with Fant in his post game presser (Fant did not play in the game and it doesn't seem to be due to injury).
     
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    Fant visiting Minnesota, and since Ferentz has a "pull an offer when you visit another school", when should we expect Io_a to man up? :rolleyes:
     
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    I don't think it always results with them pulling the offer if we are talking about Iowa. It does however open their spot back up and he might not have it when he finally "decides". This happened to a DB from Oklahoma last year (name escapes me)...took some other visits close to signing day and they filled the spot; then the kid committed to Iowa and they told them they didn't have the scholly for him.

    I don't blame Fant for wanting to visit other schools but he should have done that the last few months, not a few days before signing day.
     
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