Multi-talented athlete George Atkinson has a chance to contribute from scrimmage/special teams, next fall.
George Atkinson (RB/Slot – 6'2.5/198):
Ranks among the most intriguing members of the incoming class due to expected offensive versatility…Could debut in the slot or offensive backfield depending on need or developed talent as a freshman…Could compete early for a kick-off return role and will surely get a look as a punt returner – the main position with which the staff struggled to find competent help throughout its first season… Shows impressive feet for a taller ‘back and appears much faster with the ball in his hands – and at top end speed – than his 4.52 forty-yard-dash time indicates…Star rankings become irrelevant next fall, but this is not a three-star offensive prospect.
Kelly recruiting profile: Skill/Big Skill
Returning running backs: Jonas Gray, Cameron Roberson, Cierre Wood
Returning (projected/potential) slot competitors: Austin Collinsworth, T.J. Jones, Theo Riddick, Robby Toma
Baumhower on Atkinson: He's the type of athlete that you just get on campus and then find a spot for him to play. With his playmaking ability, you'd like to keep him on offense.
Berk on Atkinson: Do not be surprised when Brian Kelly stands in front of the media on Signing Day and gives tremendous praise to the athletic ability of George Atkinson. The Irish staff cannot wait to get the California native on campus and in uniform.
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