After Iowa State lost Tommy Mister late in the recruiting process, it zeroed in on another 2014 running back to take his spot, Lawton's (OK) Michael Warren, a Scout.com three-star who had a huge senior season.
Warren committed to Iowa State on Sunday following his official visit, he told AllCyclones.com as his plane was taking off from Des Moines, joining Martinez Syria in ISU's 2014 running backs class.
Warren did not have any visits scheduled for Jan. 31 and was in Tulsa over the Jan. 17 weekend.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Warren is the No. 78 back in the 2014 class and was likely headed to Oklahoma had the Sooners not accepted a pledge from five-star Joe Mixon.
Buried on the depth chart as the fourth-string running back as a junior, Warren set a single-season Lawton record with 2,512 yards and 26 touchdowns on 269 carries, better than nine yards a try. Once his transcript was reported as satisfactory, other schools jumped in, and in the last few months Warren has entertained interest from Wisconsin, Washington State, Wake Forest, Toledo, Oklahoma State and Southern Miss.
AllCyclones.com will have quotes from Warren after his flight lands.