Height/Weight: 6-foot-5, 223 pounds
Hometown/High School: Mechanicsville, VA (Atlee)
Ranking: ★★★ (0.8676 247Sports Composite)
Notable Offers: Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Louisville
The 6-foot-5 Warren was originally looked at as a quarterback recruit, having committed to Virginia Tech last summer for that position. Once colleges saw him workout this winter though, it was clear that with Warren’s combination of size and athleticism, that tight end would be his future position. He ended up decommitting from Virginia Tech after picking up offers from Michigan, South Carolina, Louisville, Syracuse, and Penn State.
While it’s tough finding much info on Warren’s visits, Rivals does have him down for a visit to Happy Valley on April 6. As it turns out, that was all he needed to see from Penn State as he made the call to become commitment No. 19 for the Nittany Lions.
Warren plays quarterback in high school so making the move to tight end full-time will be an adjustment, but as we have seen with the numerous amounts of college basketball players make the move to the NFL — there’s a reason they put them at tight end. If you are big, strong, and athletic, you can play the position.
Warren certainly fits the bill at 6-foot-5 with a really good frame to add mass. He put up some very good testing numbers — 4.76 forty, 4.31 shuttle, and 32-inch vertical — which are comparable to Zack Kuntz (4.82, 4.27, 30-inch) and Jeremy Ruckert (4.76, 4.4, 35-inch) from the 2018 class.
Now for Penn State, it will look to add one more tight end in the class — elite Canadian product Theo Johnson.