Tom’s New Best Friend: Tyler Barnes with UI Football

Tom Cilek

Meet Tom’s New Best Friend: Tyler Barnes, Director of Recruiting and NFL Liaison for the University of Iowa Football Program.

Tom and Tyler discuss his fascinating job and some of the surprising limitations he faces when trying to recruit student athletes, they dig into his background, his family, and how he found his way to recruiting as a career, and Tyler shares some insight on his mentors, Name-Image-Likeness opportunities for students, and why he thinks it’s easier to be on staff than it is to be a fan.

Podcast presented by West Bank.

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