The early signing period for football prospects in the Class of 2020 is upon us, and Penn State is expected to bring in a larger-than-usual class throughout the day. On the Penn State blog today, I’ll be breaking down each of the signees. Here is my scouting report on a one-time quarterback commit at Virginia Tech, tight end Tyler Warren.

Penn State tight end Tyler Warren

Penn State TE prospect Tyler Warren. PHOTO BY PENN STATE ATHLETICS

Height: 6-5
Weight: 230
School: Atlee HS (Va.)
Projected position: Tight end
Rating: Four stars by ESPN; Three stars by and 247sports

Other offers: Louisville, Michigan, South Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech.

Projection: Warren was actually committed to Virginia Tech as a quarterback for more than eight months before decommitting in May, and it says something about him that he’s a good enough all-around athlete to have landed offers from big-time programs as a quarterback. Penn State is bringing him on board as a tight end, and at that position, he’s moldable clay. He has 4.7 speed in the 40 and was a pretty good runner in open space as a quarterback. He even played a little bit of receiver in high school and seemed to be able to high-point the 50-50 throw and make some difficult catches underneath. He’s pushing 6-foot-6 and is a huge target. As a blocker…who knows? He’ll have to learn that skill from the fundamentals on up at Penn State, and how quickly Warren does that will determine how soon he competes for playing time.