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Meet the 2020 Class: TE Tyler Warren

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This is a picture of Mike Gesicki, who played tight end at Penn State and has a striking resemblance to Tyler Warren.

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BSD’s recruiting staff sat down for a roundtable on each prospect Penn State signed in the 2020 class. Coming in at No. 19 was three-star tight end Tyler Warren.


What makes you excited about Tyler Warren?

“A quarterback in high school, Warren will be making the switch to tight end at the college level. When you see Warren, it makes a ton of sense as he has tremendous size at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds. He’s a smooth athlete, who put up very good testing numbers -- 4.76 forty, 4.31 shuttle, and a 32-inch vertical -- all of which compares favorably to current Penn State tight end Zack Kuntz. Now, it’s just a matter of learning the position -- which, if you believe NFL teams who convert non-football athletes to tight end all the time, isn’t too difficult to learn.” --Patrick

What worries you about Tyler Warren?

“How will the position change go? It’s pretty clear that Warren is an above-average athlete for the position, but can he block? Does he run good routes? How are his hands? He’ll have to answer a lot of questions.” --Clay

Do you think Tyler Warren will be redshirted next season? Around what point of his career do you think he pushes for meaningful playing time?

“Warren will redshirt in 2020. After playing quarterback in high school, he will need to add to his frame while learning to block and run routes. Warren could be a player for the Nittany Lions down the road, but it will likely take at least 2-3 years.” --Marty

What is your projection for Tyler Warren: depth provider, starter, multi-year starter, all-conference, or all-american?

Clay: Depth provider. Warren could well start down the road, but I don’t expect PSU to “start” two tight ends often and I’d be surprised if they don’t land another highly recruited tight end soon enough.

Marty: Depth provider. However, much like Clay, it would not surprise me to see Warren start down the road. He is just a member of a very talented tight end room.

Patrick: Depth provider.

Lastly, where do you have Tyler Warren ranked in Penn State’s class?

Clay: 18th
Marty: 19th
Patrick: 20th