RECRUITING: Ohio running back is now a Cyclone

Matt Campbell loves running backs out of Ohio.

David Montgomery is off to the NFL, but Cincinatti’s Miyan Williams will hopefully someday fill his shoes. Williams, a 5-foot-10, 210-pound runner out of Winton Woods High School made his pledge to Iowa State on the evening of July 4th.

Williams chose Iowa State primarily over Cincinatti, Purdue, Boston College, Kentucky and Kansas.

Iowa State now has 15 known commitments in its 2020 class. Williams is the only running back. According to 247 Sports, the class is currently ranked 34th nationally.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.