Atkinson Excited About Future

Livermore (Calif.) Granada running back George Atkinson is looking forward to his future at Notre Dame and his selection to the U.S. Army Bowl...

Livermore (Calif.) Granada running back George Atkinson was the offensive star for Granada in a loss on Friday night. We checked out Granada, and Atkinson impressed while in the backfield.

The Notre Dame commit said he's excited about his future with the Irish.

"I think I'm going in there to play wideout and they also said they'd put me in the backfield some," said Atkinson. "I'll also return some kicks and punts. I'm looking forward to playing at Notre Dame. Me and Josh (his twin brother and also a Notre Dame commit), we're solid to Notre Dame."

The loss to end the week put somewhat of a damper on what was a thrilling week for Atkinson, who was selected to the U.S. Army Bowl at a ceremony at his school.

"I try to separate the two and I look at that as a team thing, I couldn't do it and be selected without my team," said Atkinson. "It's a big honor for me and I'm excited to play in that game."

In the loss to Granada, Atkinson scored a touchdown and also a 2-point conversion, and is clearly the main offensive weapon, and perhaps the only offensive weapon for Granada.

"I just thrive on the team believing in me, and take it in and do whatever I can to lead my team to victory," said Atkinson.

The loss, though, left him upset.

"You just have to keep fighting for every opportunity," said Atkinson. "As a team, you have to do everything. I need to be in better shape every weekend because the team relies heavily on me."

Atkinson, previously rated as a safety by Scout.com, is now a four-star running back.

Brandon is in his sixth year with Scout.com, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining Scout, he spent three years as an o-line and tight ends coach in the high school ranks.
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