John Tyler 2015 defensive back Isaac Warren returned to his recruiting roots, in a sense, by committing to Northwestern State, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.

Warren (6-1, 193) originally committed to Sam Houston State, an FCS school that competes in the Southland Conference along with Northwestern State, during the summer.

But after a standout performance at Texas' Under the Lights camps a few weeks later, FBS offers began to trickle in. Warren changed his commitment to Purdue on July 29 and remained solid with Boilermakers until decommitting on Dec. 19.

John Tyler's Isaac Warren, who committed to Northwestern State on Tuesday, finished his senior season with 59 tackles, an interception, forced fumble and recovery, a blocked kick and one defensive touchdown. (Mike Davis,

Warren had also received FBS offers from Arizona State, New Mexico State, SMU and UTEP, but ultimately decided to choose Northwestern State with National Signing Day just eight days away.

The John Tyler standout developed a reputation in East Texas as one of the most physical defenders in the area. Among his most trademark attributes was his ability to jam receivers off the line of scrimmage in press-coverage. This led to opposing quarterbacks either ignoring or shying away from his side of the field.

Because of his size and physical nature, there has been some thought that Warren may translate into a safety at the next level.

Warren finished his senior season with 59 tackles (three for loss), an interception, forced fumble, recovery, blocked kick, and one defensive touchdown. He helped lead John Tyler to a 12-3 record and berth in the Class 5A Division I state semifinals.

Northwestern State, located in Natchitoches, La., went 6-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play in 2014. The Demons will face Mississippi State as part of their non-conference schedule in 2015.

Warren is the third player from East Texas in the 2015 class to commit to Northwestern State. He joins Van LB Brice Borgeson and Kilgore OL/DL Jonathan Hubbard.