The Michigan State Spartans landed a transfer tight end from that MSU in the SEC today. Powers Warren, the son of Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren, announced on Twitter he is now a Michigan State Spartan after transferring in from Mississippi State. He will be a preferred walk-on.
The 6-foot-3, 245-pound tight end redshirted as a freshman in Starkville in 2017 and appeared in five games in 2018 and one in 2019. He did not take the field in 2020.
Born in Kansas City, Warren grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota and majored in kinesiology with a concentration in sports studies at Mississippi State. As a senior in high school, Warren caught 28 passes for 507 yards and two touchdowns. 247Sports listed him as a two-star prospect in its rankings in the 2017 class. He was listed the No. 140 tight end prospect and the No. 35 ranked player in his class. He also had an offer from Bemidji State, in addition to Mississippi State, out of high school.
Warren entered the transfer portal in November 2020, though he did not opt out of the season. He did not see the field under new head coach Mike Leach.