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Jared Atkinson 16
 

Jared  Atkinson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Horn HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
WR

Experience:
1L

Talented second-year wideout ... Expected to provide depth at wide receiver position.

2016 (Freshman): Played in nine games ... Recorded first career catch in season opening win over Northwestern State ... Had five-yard reception vs. Kansas ... Made season-long 20-yard grab at West Virginia ... Posted one catch for 10 yards in bowl win over Boise State.

High School: National top 300 recruit and two-sport playmaker from Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas ... Versatile athlete played receiver, quarterback and returner at HHS under head coach Mike Overton ... Rated No. 149 overall national prospect on Top247 and No. 240 on ESPN300 ... National rankings among wide receivers: 26th by 247Sports, 39th by ESPN, 69th by Scout ... Rated 42nd in region by ESPN ... Rankings among prospects in Texas: No. 23 by 247Sports, No. 39 by ESPN, also on Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100 ... Earned 2015 first-team All-District 10-6A honors at wide receiver after leading Horn to 6-5 record ... Had 570 yards and six touchdowns on 27 receptions as senior ... Totaled 216 yards and one TD on 10 receptions (21.6 yards per catch), 197 yards and two TDs on 16 rushes (12.3 rushing average) as junior in 2014, led HHS to 11-2 mark and to regional semifinals ... Also an accomplished track athlete ... eight-time Junior Olympic qualifier ... competed in the 200m, 400m and relay events ... eight-time track All-American ... Holds Horn HS record in 100m and 200m.

Personal: Son of Keith and Monique Atkinson ... Major is undecided.

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