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Tyrone Scott is a Playmaking Warrior

By Barry Every
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One of the top playmakers for the Warriors was junior wide out Tyrone Scott. Scott caught 30 passes for 821 yards and six scores, which ended up being half the team’s overall total for 2016.

Savannah (Ga.) Jenkins made history this past season going (10-2/7-0) capturing their first Region Title in half a century. One of the top playmakers for the Warriors was junior wide out Tyrone Scott. Scott caught 30 passes for 821 yards and six scores, which ended up being half the team’s overall total for 2016.

Scott is a pivotal member of the Warrior basketball squad that recently claimed the Region 3-AAA Championship. He ended the season third in scoring with 12.3 points per game and second in rebounding with 7.2 boards per game. Scott was also tied for the team lead with 53 total steals.

The two-sport standout currently has offers from Coastal Carolina, Mercer, Savannah State and Tulane. Scott claims serious interest from Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kennesaw State, Miami and Wake Forest. Two schools he would love to hear more from are Auburn and Ohio State, but he claims to be interested in any school that shows interest in him.

“Right now the two schools that are standing out the most to me are Georgia Southern and Wake Forest,” Scott said. “Coach Chad Lunsford is really showing a lot of love. He wants you to be a better student and person; it’s not just about football. Coach Ron Hunter is a straight talker. I could tell right away it was all business, and he’s a person that could guide me in the right direction.”

Scott has been receiving most of his mentoring from departing Head Coach Tim Adams, but just a month ago Adams announced he was taking a coordinator position at Springfield (Ga.) Effingham County.

“I was shocked in the beginning,” Scott said. “I understand why he is leaving, but at the same time I couldn’t understand. But I have his number and I know I can call him anytime for advice.”

This spring Scott has made a few unofficial visits despite a busy dance card, making stops by Georgia, Georgia Southern and Georgia State. The Warriors long run on the hardwood kept him from making more visits.

“The light has finally clicked for Tyrone,” Adams said. “He realizes his long term potential is in football. Football is going to give him the opportunity to succeed in life. He is an apex pass catcher with superior athleticism on the football field.”

Scott reports a 2.8 GPA with a 17 on the ACT and an 870 on the SAT. He is not satisfied with just simply qualifying. Scott plans to take both standardized tests as many times as possible before graduation. His goal is to attain a 23 on the ACT or a 1,200 on the SAT.

“He still has a ways to go, but if he keeps improving in all facets of his life he will eventually reach his full potential,” Adams said. “He is definitely on track in the classroom and making great strides in the weight room. He is really starting to mature as a person.”

Can the Warrior Football team possibly claim back to back Region Titles? Coach Adams is gone at the end of the semester, but he is leaving behind an extremely talented group of players for the next coach. History could be made again in 2017.

“I think my leadership skills have come a long ways,” Scott said. “If we keep everyone in the right state of mind and continue to jell we’ll be better than last year. I want all my teammates to improve in a positive way on and off the field.”

Three of the top four leaders in total yards are back this fall as are six of the top seven tacklers; so I wouldn’t dismiss Scott’s claims of bigger and better things for Jenkins this fall. Most of his friends call him “The Joker” for his ability to make mincemeat out of his trash talking opponents. So why doubt this superhero’s leadership and ability on the gridiron.