What does leading the nation in solo tackles and the state in three defensive categories get you? Offers play college football! Lots of them and even though you have committed to a major college they keep coming
This past week Jonesboro-Hodge High School linebacker and University of Missouri commit Xavier Atkins received a couple of more offers for his services. One came from Oklahoma State of the Big 12, another from Mississippi State of the SEC and still another from Southland Conference member, the University of Incarnate Word. Being that Atkins is a member of the Class of 2024, many more are certainly to follow.
After a breakout sophomore season where Atkins led the nation with 180 solo tackles and the state of Louisiana with 219 total tackles, solo tackles and 27 tackles for a loss, his exploits immediately started to draw attention. First there was the offer to visit LSU this past winter. Then the University of Missouri came calling and received a commitment for his services. Being that he still has two years left to play that hasn’t deterred others from continuing to woo the talented 6’1″ 190 lb. Class AA first team All-State linebacker.
“I feel blessed and thankful to be considered by these schools,” said Atkins. “It is my goal to continue to work hard and hopefully help JHHS win a state championship.”
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