Iowa Visits Standout Wyoming Athlete

The Iowa coaches fanned out around the country this weekend to visit and watch recruits during the Hawkeye bye week. Recruiting coordinator Seth Wallace was in Cheyenne, Wyoming paying a visit to standout athlete Tevis Bartlett, who talked with HI about the meeting and what it meant to him.

Tevis Bartlett picked up an Iowa scholarship offer at the end of August. Recruiting coordinator Seth Wallace told him at the time that he would be out to visit him.

The Wyoming multi-sport standout told HI back then that it would mean a lot to him if the Hawkeyes devoted time to seeing him in Cheyenne. It happened on Friday.

Bartlett said that Wallace attended his game. He led Cheyenne East to a 24-0 win against Cheyenne Central with a pair of touchdown runs, one from 50 yards out. He had missed his team's previous contest with a shoulder injury.

"It means that they are serious about their offer and are really interested in me," Bartlett said about the Hawkeyes coming to see him live.

Wallace spoke with Bartlett after the game.

"We talked briefly about the university and the football program," Bartlett said.

Iowa was the first school to send mail to Bartlett. It fell behind in his recruitment when it didn't offer until late this summer, however, after other programs already extended offers.

Bartlett officially visited Colorado this weekend. He's set up a second official to Oregon for Oct. 18.

"We'll see," Bartlett said about officially visiting Iowa. "We haven't scheduled any others at this point."

Bartlett plays quarterback for Cheyenne East. Most colleges see the 6-foot-3, 210-pound, three-time state wrestling champion as a linebacker or tight end.

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