Tristan Warner is one of the best players from the Seattle, Washington area in the Class of 2022.
The 6-foot,173-pound Warner, who attends Bellarmine Preparatory High School, is a pinpoint quarterback.
Warner has played for these teams during his outstanding career:
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Life Christian Academy (3rd Grade)
Lions Youth Football League (4th-8th Grade)
IYFL Green Knights Indoor Football (5th Grade)
Football University National Championship Team (6th & 7th Grade)
Washington Air Raid 7on7 (6th Grade)
Ford’s Sports Performance 7on7 (8th Grade)
Warner has earned plenty of recognition, such as:
Offense-Defense Camp MVP (4th & 5th Grade)
GPSYFL Champions (5th & 6th Grade,)
QB Hitlist #1 Rank QB for class of 2022(2016)
Future 4 Most Accurate QB in class of 2022 (2016)
Future 4 National Middle School QB Champion for class of 2022 (2016)
National Sports Report(NSR) Top 25 Players in the Nation Class of 2022 (2016) Football University Top Gun Invitee (2016)
Ford’s Sports Performance 7 on 7 Coach’s Award (2018)
All Star Events:
Offense-Defense (4th & 5th Grade)-2014-2015
FBU National Championship (6th-7th grade) 2015-2016
Warner is humbled by the recognition and the opportunity to compete against the best of the best.
“They mean a lot to me. I love the way I feel when all the hard work pays off. Being recognized by others is an honor and I have a lot of respect for their support,” Warner said. “The all-star events were great times and I learned a lot. Having the opportunity to play with some of the best players from different parts of the country helped me elevate my game. It was nice to play and make friends with other players with similar goals and dreams. The Coaches were great. They motivated me to be better and pushed me to be my best.”
No matter the opponent, on each snap Warner is determined to give it his all.
Warner is going all out.
The motor is always at full throttle whenever Warner steps between the lines.
“I always compete to be my best. I’m always looking for a way to help my team get better,” Warner said. “Even if things seem impossible, I always give it my best and do whatever it takes to hype up my team and win.”
Warner has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the gridiron. Warner tells why he enjoys the game of football so much.
“What I love most about football is its competitive nature,” Warner said. “I’ve always loved to compete and do whatever it takes to win.”
Warner has learned many valuable lessons from playing football that he applies to his everyday life.
The main one is applying perspective to all situations.
“Football has taught me that nothing great will be easy or just handed to you,” Warner said. “If there is something you want to achieve, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes.”
Warner recalls his favorite football memory.
“When I was announced the winner of the Future 4 National Middle School competition. I worked so hard to get there and when I was announced as the overall champion, the relief off my shoulders was incredible,” Warner said. “That’s when I first learned your hard work really does pay off, when you put in the time and effort.”
Jake Heaps has been training Warner for three years as his private QB coach.
Heaps explains the best parts of Warner’s game.
“He is very advanced for his age with his footwork and overall mechanics. Tristan is also possess great athleticism which allows him to be a threat both throwing the football and running the ball,” Heaps said. “Tristan has very fundamentally sound for his age. He is only going to get better.”
Warner takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Warner makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.
“I push my teammates to always be better even if they feel like they’re already the best at their position. When you are a leader on your team, you’re the example. When people start giving up, or expressing bad body language, I’m on them. When everybody on your team drives and puts in work, everybody gets better,” Warner said. “I always tell my teammates to not give up. Whatever you do in football or life is important. If you have a job or are even competing with somebody else, you have to want it. As soon as you let go of that job or start quitting on the field, you’re done. On the other side, if you work for it, and don’t give up, you’ll get that job, and dominate on the field.”
Heaps raves that Warner is the consummate teammate that every locker room needs to be successful.
“Tristan leads more by example through his dedication and hard work but is evolving into becoming more vocal with his teammates,” Heaps said.
Warner is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.
“My coaches have taught me to be a better leader, use positive energy, and respect others. They taught me when you’re a good leader; people like to play hard for you. When that happens, you bring out the best in your team,” Warner said. “The best advice I’ve received from coaches is that nothing will be handed to you. You always have to work hard for something if you expect to get the most out of it. People in the world won’t just hand you out everything for free. On the field, if your going into high school or college, the coach won’t just bench the starter and put you in unless you earn it.”
Warner has a high level of football IQ and excellent football awareness that puts him in position to thrive.
“Tristan has a high football IQ which allows him to make great decisions in key situations,” Heaps said.
Warner is on the grind to perfect and hone his craft in any way possible.
“Tristan is an extremely hard worker. He is willing to put in the work necessary to be the best he can be,” Heaps said. “I have worked with him in personal training on the field and in the film room consistently every offseason. I love his work ethic.”
Warner patterns his style of play after this eventual Hall of Fame quarterback.
“The player I look up to the most is Tom Brady. My dad and I have read his books and listened to his audio books. He is a great example of the type of leader I would like to be,” Warner said. “Tom Brady is always doing everything as perfect as he can and looking for ways to perform his best.”
Warner is constantly striving for greatness in everything that he does.
“On the field my goal is to keep working on my leadership abilities to be the best player and teammate possible. I would like to win a high school championship and play college football. Then I would like to play professional football someday,” Warner said. “Off the field, I would like to maintain a 3.7 GPA or higher. Then my goal is to achieve a college degree in business, finance or communications.”
Before the pros, Warner dreams of one day becoming the next great Oregon Duck.
“In fourth grade, out of the blue, I wanted to play for the Oregon Ducks. I love their uniforms, coaching staff and their campus is really nice too,” Warner said. “Oregon is an ideal college I would like to attend and it’s close to home. As I’ve gotten older I’ve grown to like a lot of other programs out there as well.”
Warner lists math as his favorite subject in school.
“I like to solve problems that are most challenging. Math comes easy for me,” Warner said. “The more I study, the more I want to learn.”
Heaps outlines the next areas of improvement that will take Warner’s game to the next level.
“Tristan is working to better his overall game in every aspect. He is still young and is by no means a finished product,” Heaps said. “He has a lot of room for growth which is exciting.”
Heaps believes the sky is the limit as long as Warner continues to stay hungry.
“I am excited about the player Tristan can become. He has all the tools that you would look for at the quarterback position,” Heaps said. “He is not a finished product and has a lot of room for growth. He will get bigger, faster, and stronger as he matures.”
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