Entering the month of May, it was widely believed Tyler Blum would emerge as the top prospect in the state of Iowa. While coming from a program that plays eight man football, Blum has to overcome ‘obstacles of perception' to receive the type of attention he deserves. That still hasn't stopped one out of state program from entering his recruiting picture.
"Kansas recently offered me a scholarship," said Blum. "I really don't know much about them, but I know they had a good season last compared to recent seasons. I probably need to take a visit there to learn more about them, but I certainly appreciate the offer."
Blum's first two offers came from Iowa and Iowa State, and both programs have already made their stops by Walnut, Iowa.
"Both programs have been the main schools on my list this entire time, and I grew up watching both programs. Still, I wouldn't say that I'm a lock to go to either program, but I'm more familiar with those schools than any others."
One program that has begun to take notice of Blum's talents is Notre Dame.
"I'm pretty sure they will be stopping by at some point in the month of May as well. As a child, I was always in awe of their program, and it would be neat to get an offer. I would absolutely take a visit there if an offer were to come through."
Nebraska is another program that shown a lot of interest to this point, and Blum believed they may make a stop by the high school as well.
As far as his thoughts on both Iowa and Iowa State:
"Right now, I'm mainly just continuing to get more and more comfortable with Iowa. I continue to gain more knowledge about them. I love their facilities and their coaches are top notch. They have great fan support and a great support system for their athletes."
"A lot of the same things can be said about Iowa State, and they seem to be going in the right direction of improving. It would certainly help them to have an improved season to show that losing will not be an ongoing trend."
Blum indicated that a decision will not be made this month, but that is likely a decision would be made before the fall.