Iowa State 2016 Class Review: Running Backs is taking a position by position look at Iowa State's 2016 class with the help of each position coach. In this edition, we look at the running back position.

Who Iowa State Added


The Scouting Report

Kene Nwangwu: Nwangwu is a 6-foot speedy back who has track speed with a 4.40 40-yard dash and the ability to break away from defenders. Nwangwu's style is most like that of current Iowa State running back Mike Warren with a smaller body but possibly more quickness. He averaged 7.6 yards per carry as a senior and is already a pretty decent blocker in the backfield out of high school.  — Scout's Alex Halsted

David Montgomery: Montgomery is more of a slaher but has good quickness despite his 5-foot-11, 225-pound frame out of high school. In three seasons at Mt. Healthy HS in CIncinnati, Montgomery rushed for 6,441 yards and 85 touchdowns. His size gives him a good frame as a true freshman.  — Scout's Alex Halsted

The Position Situation

Iowa State's feature back in 2016 will undoubtedly be Mike Warren, but there will be carries to go around without him. With the expected departure of Tyler Brown and the not overly surprising departure of Joshua Thomas, the Cyclones will give two of their incoming freshmen looks come this summer. Iowa State believes both Nwangwu and Montgomery have the chance to play immediately and both will get shots to. Nwangwu certainly has the quickness and Montgomery, at 5-foot-11, 225 pounds, already is the same size as Thomas was last year out of high school.

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