Report: Barkley Hill is a Hawkeye

By Chris Williams, Publisher

According to multiple news outlets across the state of Iowa, former Cyclone football commitment Barkley Hill is now an Iowa Hawkeye. and KCNZ 1650 AM were first to report the news that Hill, a running back out of Cedar Falls switched his commitment from Iowa State to Iowa.

CHRIS’ TAKE: One can only imagine that Iowa State’s program depth at running back compared to Iowa’s had something to do with this decision. Iowa recently lost two running backs while Iowa State has four runners with Big 12 experience coming back in 2012. That’s not to mention two freshmen who will be coming off of redshirt seasons.


Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.