Warren hearing from SMU after decommitment

John Tyler defensive back Isaac Warren recently decommitted from Purdue and one of the teams on him is SMU. Warren talks about his SMU interest inside!

2015 John Tyler defensive back Isaac Warren is one of the top targets for SMU this year especially since decommitting from Purdue recently.

“Right now my recruitment is open. I’m just visiting colleges and seeing what would best fit me,” Warren said.

The three-star safety will visit SMU on Jan. 17, Arizona State on Jan. 23 and Tulsa or UTEP in late January.

Warren has talked with defensive coordinator Van Malone over Twitter and has gotten a taste of what SMU wants to do with him.

“They want me to play safety because he says he’s got corners, but he wants me to play safety because of my size and physical ability,” Warren said. “I can play safety. Whatever they want me to do I’ll play.”

Warren picked up an SMU offer from the previous staff and since the new staff has been brought in, he’s seen more interest.

“My overall interest was big, but then they left me alone so I haven’t got back to them. At first they were really talking to me,” Warren said. “Now they’re coming back so I guess I’m special with the new staff.”

Even with Chad Morris coming in, Warren says he’ll need to build a relationship first with the new staff.

“I have to meet them first. I haven’t really seen them yet because they just came out of the blue again,” Warren said. “I haven’t gotten a chance to meet any of them in person or anything.”

Luckily for SMU, Warren and Malone have a good relationship and Malone expects a lot out of his defensive backs.

“He wants us to play man coverage real strong and us to be physical and to have speed,” the 6-1, 195-pound corner said. “We ran a lot of man-to-man in my high school so I’m kind of used to it.”

Warren has a strong relationship with the staff at Arizona State and that’s a product of the Sun Devils staff getting in on Warren’s recruitment early. Warren is looking for a “better fit” more so than a school close to home, which is one of the reasons why it was thought he decommitted from the Boilermakers.

SMU being so close to home, does have a plus because family could watch Warren play.

“It will be a big factor for me because I can get my mom down and my dad down and family members around me so that would be great,” Warren said.

Warren admitted rebuilding would be fun because of the bonds teams that go through that become.

“I’d be very excited because rebuilding means we’re going to have tough times, but we’re going to have to fight through them and that’s what makes a great team.”

Warren would like to have a decision before signing day when he believes he’s found the best fit.


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