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High school notebook: Lawton running back Michael Warren gets offers from Iowa State

Warren recently reached academic qualifying standards, which will likely increase his interest from other programs.
by Scott Wright and Jacob Unruh Published: January 12, 2014

Oklahoman All-State running back Michael Warren of Lawton picked up his first Big 12 Conference scholarship offer over the weekend when Iowa State joined the mix for the 6-foot-1 speedster.

The offer came just days after Louis Ayeni was hired as Iowa State's new running backs coach. Ayeni came to Iowa State from Toledo, which was one of the first Division I programs to offer Warren.

Ayeni joined the new offensive staff of former Oklahoma offensive coordinator and Kansas head coach Mark Mangino, who was hired as Iowa State's offensive coordinator earlier this month.

Warren recently reached academic qualifying standards, which will likely increase his interest from other larger programs. He already has offers from Tulsa, Southern Mississippi, Washington State, and New Mexico, among others.

Warren has been clocked at 4.34 seconds in the 40-yard dash and rushed for 2,512 yards and 26 touchdowns in 12 games, averaging 9.3 yards per carry in Lawton's 11-1 season.



Sand Springs' Cheyenne Walden was recently named the Oklahoma Gatorade Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, the organization announced.

The freshman raced to the Class 6A individual state championship with a time of 11:19.5 on the 3,200-meter course, breaking the tape nearly 11 seconds ahead of the second-place runner. Walden capped her season at the Oklahoma Meet of Champions, running away from the field to win in 11:30.25.

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by Scott Wright
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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by Jacob Unruh
Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the...
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