UGA Freshman Tight End Hunter Atkinson Quits Football

UGA freshman tight end Hunter Atkinson has decided to quit his football career to “concentrate on opportunities associated with his long term career goals.”

“We will miss Hunter in our freshman class but understand his decision and wish him nothing but the best in achieving his career objectives,” UGA head coach Mark Richt said in a statement.

Atkinson (6-5, 250) played for West Hall High School in Gainesville, Georgia. He flipped his commitment from Cincinnati to Georgia in February on National Signing Day.

“Georgia is a great school with both athletic and academic opportunities and I want to thank Coach Richt and the other coaches for their interest and all they have done for me over the past few months,” said Atkinson. “I realized I have other career goals and want to pursue those interests.”

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