Tattnall senior shows good character on and off the field

Tyler Warnock is graduating from Tattnall Square Academy and will attend Mercer University this fall.
Tyler Warnock is graduating from Tattnall Square Academy and will attend Mercer University this fall.

Tyler Warnock knows a thing or two about being a leader and a team player.

His high school experiences have set him up to strengthen those skills as he enters college — and in his future career.

Warnock is a student-athlete at Tattnall Square Academy with a 3.7 grade-point average. He’s the senior class president and has been his class’s president every year since seventh grade, football coach Chance Jones said.

A believer in helping others, he has put in more than 150 community service hours, said Stephanie English, the school’s marketing director. He has volunteered with his school’s youth sports camps and organized senior class service opportunities. In addition, he travels to Guatemala for week-long mission trips each summer with Piedmont Church.

The son of Tey and Rob Warnock, of Macon, he has been on the school’s varsity baseball team since his freshman year and the varsity football team since 10th grade. He was a starting second baseman and was a starting outside linebacker this year, Jones said.

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“The competition is fun — just being able to compete against people and being a part of a team and making memories with good friends,” Warnock said.

He helped take his baseball team to the state championships last year, and they’re headed there again next week. The football team went to the semifinals this season. One of his fondest sports memories was helping a teammate score his first touchdown in the fall. Warnock stepped out of bounds at the 2-yard-line so senior Dylan Shaw could finish the play.

“(Warnock) is one of the best teammates that I’ve been able to coach. He’s just an all-around good guy,” Jones said. “I think the world would be a lot better place if we had more Tylers. He’s got an impressive character. He’s also a great student.”

This fall at Mercer University, Warnock will just be playing recreational sports so he can focus on his studies. He said he loves investing and has always wanted to be a leader and an entrepreneur. He’s majoring in business finance and hopes to be an independent financial adviser one day.

Andrea Honaker: 478-744-4382, @TelegraphAndrea