Penn State kept the recruiting fireworks coming on Wednesday, this time with a commitment from Virginia three-star athlete/tight end Tyler Warren.
Warren originally committed to Virginia Tech as a quarterback but de-committed from the Hokies back in May. Once Warren decided he would consider tight end in college, interest quickly intensified around the dynamic athlete from Mechanicsville, including an early-June offer from Michigan.
The Warren File
- Class: 2020
- Size: 6-5.5/223 lbs.
- Pos: Athlete/Tight End
- School: Atlee (Mechanicsville, VA)
- Composite Rating: ★★★
- Composite Rank: No. 646 overall, No. 21 ATH)
Aside from Penn State, Virginia Tech, and Michigan, Warren also held offers from Louisville, South Carolina, Syracuse, and Virginia.
Warren represents what may be the most dynamic ball-of-clay-type player that James Franklin and his staff have had to date. Standing at 6'5.5 and 223 pounds as a senior in high school who can play multiple positions and is a high school quarterback (and a lefty!) leaves quite the opening for the staff to use Warren in a number of ways. He could even potentially be someone to fill the LION role somewhere down the road. Did we mention that he runs a 4.76 40-yard dash?
Warren will surely be a redshirt candidate while he figures out the intricacies of whatever position he ends up playing while in State College.
Warren's commitment brings Penn State's 2020 class to 19 members. The class currently ranks No. 10 in the country and No. 3 in the Big Ten.