Auburn (committed), Georgia, Texas A&M, Miami, USC
Atkinson is committed to Auburn, but he was a regular visitor to Knoxville in the late spring and summer. He made it to UT’s Junior Day in March and then returned for back-to-back visits in June. Auburn is still the favorite, but Atkinson is a real flip possibility for Tennessee.
RTI Average: 3.25-stars
Atkinson is the type of hybrid safety/linebacker prospect that is in demand in college football with the need for space players who can be utilized in the nickel package.
He’ll likely end up as an outside linebacker that can give a defensive coordinator options in passing situations. He is a good zone defender, can cover a back or tight end well in man coverage and holds up in the run game.