Holding offers from a number of Power 5 programs, Noah Shannon ultimately pulled the Hawkeye trigger.
The 2018 defensive tackle from Oswego, Ill., announced his Iowa commitment Tuesday via Twitter, selecting the Hawkeyes over offers from Minnesota, Arkansas, Duke, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas State, Missouri and others. The 6-foot-2, 285-pounder has 18 total offers listed on 247 Sports, which rates Shannon as a three-star prospect.
He originally committed to Minnesota on May 9, then decommitted on May 28. Shannon attended multiple satellite camps in June — Minnesota (June 6), Wisconsin (June 7) and Penn State (June 14) — and also unofficially visited Iowa on June 10.
Shannon, who 247 lists as the nation’s No. 43 defensive tackle and No. 10 prospect in Illinois, had 56 tackles and a team-high 11 tackles for loss last season. His decision gives Iowa 10 commits for the 2018 class and its second at defensive tackle, along with Solon’s Tyler Linderbaum.
Dargan Southard covers preps, recruiting, Iowa and UNI athletics for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, The Des Moines Register and HawkCentral.com. Email him at email@example.com or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.