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

Let’s meet a South Carolinian DB!

Syracuse v Maryland

Name: Chase Atkinson

Position: Defensive Back

Year: Freshman

Height: 5’11”

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!