Sam Houston State Gains Commitment from John Tyler Cornerback Isaac Warren
Isaac Warren plans on becoming a Sam Houston State Bearkat upon graduation from John Tyler next year.
Warren (6-1, 187) announced the news through his Twitter account Saturday.
The lockdown cornerback picked up a scholarship opportunity with Northwestern State about 24 hours prior to his commitment to its Southland Conference foe and also holds invitations to join the Grambling State and Tennessee State programs.
Of those schools, Sam Houston State has been the most successful program in recent years.
The Bearkats appeared in the FCS national championship game in 2011 and 2012 in losses against North Dakota State. The program also made it to the playoffs last season before bowing out in the second round versus Southeastern Louisiana.
Warren has been recruited by first-year head coach K.C. Keeler's staff.
Keeler helped the Delaware program to national prominence with an 11-3 record in four trips to the FCS playoffs between 2002 and 2012, including winning the 2003 national championship and two other trips to the title game. He additionally guided Rowan University to five national championship game appearances on the Division III level.
The new program head replaces Willie Fritz. Fritz left Huntsville to become the head coach at Georgia Southern in its transition to the FBS.
Warren could add a lot of the Bearkats' secondary.
He’s an excellent player in man coverage, frequently jamming receivers to the degree they can’t shed him to resume their routes. The corner also has good closing speed and great awareness in zone coverage.
Warren's commitment is non-binding until he signs the dotted line on Feb. 5, 2015.