Name: Chase Atkinson
Position: Defensive Back
Weight: 188 lbs.
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Blythewood
2020 stats: Atkinson only appeared in the final game against Notre Dame, recording an assisted tackle.
2021 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?: Atkinson picked Syracuse early, so only Costal Carolina officially offered him.
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: He’s a big fan of fellow corner Garret Williams.
What movie would Dino recommend for him?: Starring Rowan Atkinson as his star character Mr. Bean, I think we’re getting recommended Bean.
Interesting nugget o’interest: Chase was on the same track team as former Syracuse basketball legend Robert Braswell.
Let’s get a look at ya: Here’s his ‘Cuse signing day video!