How many games has he attended? How many times has he heard their pitch?
I agree that if they think he is an absolute must-get, you plug your nose and play the game. But they must either be getting signals that he is not sincere in his interest, or they think they have options that are equally as good but are more likely gets. It seems like they have earned the benefit of the doubt in their recruiting decision-making.
Pat HartyTyler Devine said Bollers called out Iowa coaches for ignoring him and not coming to his basketball games when they said they would. Mentioned other coaches showed up.
If that's the case and he did say that, I'd think Iowa would walk away. Eno Benjamin was a totally different situation, but I don't see Ferentz getting cozy with a kid who will air dirty laundry in public. Probably weren't going to land him anyway, who knows.
From the article:
I do think it makes a difference that Noah wasn’t the one doing the barking.Years back, Noah Fant's brother made comments in the media about how just because Noah Fant was committed to Iowa, that didn't mean that Iowa could stop recruiting him. Iowa didn't cut him loose, they gave him more attention.