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' WALDEN WINS GATORADE AWARD
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.