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WR George Atkinson III

Observer Sports Staff | Thursday, February 3, 2011


WR, ��ɉ�ɉ��, 190 pounds, 6’2″

Granada High School

Livermore, Calif.

Listed as an athlete by most recruiting services, George Atkinson III scored 17 touchdowns in his senior season, and could be a weapon offensively for the Irish at either running back or wide receiver.

His explosiveness is most evident when looking at his best single-game performance of his senior season, when he ran for 206 yards and three touchdowns on five carries in a game against Castro Valley High School. Atkinson’s performance earned him not only a bid in the U.S. Army All-American Game but also a spot as captain of the West team.

His speed is one of his best assets, as he competed in the 100-meter dash in high school with a personal best of 10.66 seconds.