George Atkinson IIIPos: WR // Height: 6-2 // Weight: 190 lbs // Class: 2015 // Hometown: Livermore, CA (Granada)
George Atkinson III is the son of former Oakland Raider star George Atkinson. The younger Atkinson committed to Notre Dame along with his brother Josh in the summer of September of 2010. Atkinson played safety for the West squad in the US Army All American Bowl.
George Atkinson III News Archive
With spring practice now behind us, we will rate the units according to a four tier rating system: BCS Game Caliber, New Year’s Day Bowl Caliber, Bowl Game Caliber, Stay Home. While last year the secondary started out in the “Stay Home” category, the program has progressed so that none of the nine units (OL, TE, WR, RB, [...]
As the Irish head into 2013 with a focus on returning to the national title game, they have a lot of key returning pieces that played a large part in their success as a team in last year’s undefeated season.
Notre Dame marched its way to a 12-1 season and birth in the national championship game on stout defense and a strong running game. The key to the strength of the Irish running game was the gifted and experienced tandem of Theo Riddick and Cierre Wood. With Riddick graduating and Wood opting for the NFL [...]
There was a whole lot to like in Notre Dame’s complete and thorough beating of Miami on Saturday night, but here are five things that stood out to me in a night of strong performances for the Irish. Everett Golson’s 1st Half 2-Minute Drill As Brian Kelly mentioned on Saturday night, Everett Golson did a [...]
Here’s a look at what Notre Dame has to do this weekend in order to leave Notre Dame Stadium with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2008. Go Deep Early We all saw Notre Dame run the ball 46 times right at Navy with great success. Guess what? So did Purdue and while [...]
For the third year in a row, I am rolling out my yearly list of the 10 most indispensable players on the Notre Dame roster for the upcoming season – a list of players whose health status is going to make all of the difference between the kind of season Notre Dame fans hope the Irish are [...]
Often times the difference between a good year and a great year for a team is the number of players who come out of nowhere and become star players. Every team has its star players coming into a season and they know what to expect from them. For Notre Dame, we know Tyler Eifert is [...]
Notre Dame posted another practice video after Day 4 of spring practice this year focusing on the hybrid slot wide receiver/running back position the Irish staff created this off-season. We have the video and some comments. First off, I don’t I can overstate how much I love Tony Alford as an assistant coach at Notre [...]
Brian Kelly briefly addressed the media after day 3 of spring practice 2012 – the first in which the Irish could be in full pads. We have some notes from the highlights of what Kelly had to say along with video posted on the ND athletic department YouTube channel. First, the video and then some [...]
Brian Kelly decided to combine the coaching responsibilities for running backs and slot wide receivers in 2012 because he envisions a combined role for his backs and slot receivers moving forward. For the first time since he arrived at Notre Dame, he’ll also have a bevy of options out of the slot with a number [...]
We’re still over a month away from the start of fall camp, but with freshman reporting to Notre Dame in the near future, it’s a good time to start looking at which incoming frosh may see the field for the Irish this fall. Notre Dame landed one of it’s strongest, most well rounded recruiting classes [...]
Baring any last minute changes, Notre Dame will sign seven offensive players in this year’s class. Here’s a quick run down of each along with a look at the lone special teams addition this year. George Atkinson III – WR (6-2, 195, 4.4; Livermore, CA – Granada HS) – The son of former Raider great [...]