New Iowa recruiting coordinator Kelvin Bell is showing his value early on. He has the Hawkeyes in the mix with one of the top prospects in Ohio, running back Michael Warren. Warren is a three-star running back from Toledo that has been committed to Kentucky for some time. The Wildcats garnered the verbal pledge from he and his fellow teammate James Hudson.
Bell has remained in contact with Warren despite his commitment to Kentucky and it's paying off for the Hawkeyes.
"I've been talking to Kelvin Bell," Warren said. "I'm pretty interested in Iowa."
The 5-foot-11, 195 pound back is one to keep an eye on. Though he will not likely be apart of the big visit weekend in Iowa City this upcoming weekend, a trip to see the Hawkeyes in the future appears as though it is a certainty.
"I'm going to try to visit Iowa," Warren confirmed to Scout. "It's a far drive but one I'm trying to make. I don't know about this weekend but I will be taking an official visit there."
Iowa took two running backs in the 2016 class with the signatures of Toks Akinribade and Toren Young. It is not likely they will take two running backs again but teams tend to always want to take at least one in each class. There should be one spot set aside for a back in this class and Warren will be a candidate for that spot moving forward even though he made an early commitment to an SEC program.