Crossing the Rivalry Line: Iowa Scores Big with Nebraska Territory TE Commitment
Noah Fant was the final tight end prospect the Iowa Hawkeyes signed from Omaha. With his dazzling on-field exploits, University of Iowa Hawkeyes tight end Noah Fant shook up the NCAA football world. Fant was a perfect specimen of height, speed, and agility, leaving opposition defenders in complete amazement, standing towering at 6’4″ with a sculpted body.
As soon as he walked onto the field, Fant immediately showed his extraordinary talent and adaptability. He could outrun defenders and get separation, thanks to his exceptional speed. Any linebacker or safety trying to contain him would have difficulty matching up with him due to his strong hands and excellent route-running.
Fant was unique, but it wasn’t only because of his physical abilities. He knew more about football than most people twice his age. He was a dependable target for his quarterback in critical circumstances because of his natural ability to read defenses, take advantage of flaws, and locate openings in coverage.
He later amassed 1,083 yards and 19 touchdowns in three seasons with the Hawks, which led to the Denver Broncos selecting him in the first round.
The Hawkeyes hope an Omaha tight end will work out again since it previously worked for Iowa. Which tight end? Michael Burt is a three-star student at Omaha’s Creighton Preparatory School.
Given that Burt’s high school is only a short drive from Memorial Park, the home of the Huskers, Nebraska, would have appeared like a no-brainer for him. Additionally, he received a job offer from Nebraska, and this past weekend, he paid an official visit to Lincoln.
All of this was excellent news for Nebraska, but Iowa’s track record of producing tight ends who have NFL-ready eventually prevailed for Burt.
Game-Changer Alert: Hawkeyes Land Elite Tight End Michael Burt, Igniting Excitement in Iowa Football
On Thursday morning, Michael Burt from Omaha, Nebraska, committed to the Hawkeyes, giving Iowa its first tight end in the 2024 class. What you need to know is as follows:
This month, the 6-foot-6, 225-pound tight end paid trips to both Iowa and Nebraska on official business. He also had offers from Minnesota and Illinois, which he informally visited.
The 247Sports Composite does not rank Burt. Burt is a three-star prospect and the No. 62 tight end in the country, according to 247Sports.
Burt caught 11 receptions for Creighton Prep last year for 187 yards and one score. He also had a.270 batting average for the baseball team and had a small part to play on the Creighton basketball team.
The Hawkeyes scheduled three official visits with tight ends, including Gavin Hoffman of Blue Valley Northwest in Overland Park, Kansas, and Immaculate Conception’s Eric Karner. Burt made his initial visit on June 9, followed this weekend by Karner and Hoffman. With Burt’s pledge, Iowa is guaranteed one of the two tight ends in this class.
Since Arlington Heights (Ill.) tackle Will Nolan chose the Hawkeyes, there has been a lull in pledges over the last six weeks. That should change after this weekend, with 22 prospects on official visits, including 11 uncommitted players.
“Iowa taught on growth and gave instances of their tight ends’ beginnings and current states, which are developing and trusting, in their sermon. They showed me a video that demonstrated how they employ tight ends in urgent situations. Regarding his early June official visit to Iowa City, Burt had said to 247Sports, “I know they might be a terrific fit for me.