John Atkins commits to Georgia 

September, 2, 2011
09/02/11
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The University of Georgia got a big boost defensively on Friday with the commitment of ESPNU 150 defensive tackle John Atkins (Thomson, Ga./Thomason).

"I like the team chemistry and I liked that when you went down there they treat you like family," Atkins said. "I just wanted to be a part of that."

Atkins, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, is new to the defensive side of the ball, but Thomson coach Milan Turner thinks Big John will be just fine in Athens.

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