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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #35, DB Chase Atkinson

Another South Carolina native heads north to join the Orange

Syracuse v Maryland

Name: Chase Atkinson

Position: Defensive Back

Year: Freshman

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 180 lbs.

Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

High School: Blythewood

2019 stats: Last year Atkinson missed most of the season due to injury.

2020 projections: The Syracuse Orange secondary is set at the starting spots but depth is a concern. Atkinson could earn time in passing situations or on special teams.

How’d he get here?: Syracuse secured his commitment early on, so his only other official offer came from Coastal Carolina.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars all around and ranked in the top 40 among South Carolina recruits.

Money quote: Atkinson made sure his summer camp opportunity with Syracuse was going to turn heads.

“During drills, I stood out the most with competitiveness and athleticism. When we were doing drills, Coach McCloud loved what he saw.”

Twitter feed: @coolcat066

Tweets of wonder: Mostly retweets so we’ll go with his Signing Day tweet.

What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Dino’s going with the 1966 star-studded film The Chase. With a cast of Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford it’s fitting for a player looking to join the talented ensemble in the Syracuse secondary.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Chase was on the same track team as Syracuse basketball player Robert Braswell.

Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s an interview with Chase from Signing Day