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Blog: Atkinson has room to grow for Georgia offense

It’s a good recruiting year for offensive linemen in the state of Georgia.

Two of the top three-rated 2015 offensive tackle prospects in the nation by Scout.com are from the state: No. 3 overall prospect Mitch Hyatt from North Gwinnett (a Clemson commitment) and No. 42overall prospect Chuma Edoga from McEachern (Southern Cal commitment).

The Bulldogs so far have a commitment from one offensive lineman, DeVondre Seymour, a 2013 signee from North Gwinnett who is now at Hinds (Miss.) Community College.

They could have a future offensive lineman already on campus in freshman tight end Hunter Atkinson from West Hall High School.

The 6-foot-5 Atkinson said recently he was told at a recent doctor’s visit that he still has room to grow. He expects to be at about 250 pounds this summer.

“If I stay where I am now but I get taller and I still can move and all, but I’m not putting on much weight then I would be a tight end,” Atkinson said. “If I progress and get bigger than I would move to an offensive tackle.”

Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo said on signing day that Atkinson has the skill-set to be a tight end, but also said: “I really don’t know how big this guy’s going to become and what he’s going to become. Like I told him…we’re expecting you to come in and get ready to play.”

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