UGA didn’t have to go far to find its nose tackle of the future.
John John Atkins committed to the Bulldogs on Friday morning. The 6-foot-4, 290-pounder from Thomson High School picked UGA over Georgia Tech, Auburn, Florida and Clemson. Thomson is located around 60 miles from Athens.
John John is recruit No. 13 for UGA’s 2012 college football recruiting class. He is the third defensive tackle to pledge to the Bulldogs, along with Jenkins County’s Jonathan Taylor and Georgia Military Junior College’s Jalen Fields.
“I don’t think John John has come close to realizing how good he can be,” said John Barnett, who retired as Thomson’s longtime defensive coordinator last season. “He has impressed college scouts with how quick he is for his size. Besides football, he plays basketball, soccer, and track. He has been a very versatile player during his four years at Thomson. He’s played TE, DE, OT, and noseguard. He has matured greatly and his upside is huge.”
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