Atkinson commits to Ohio University


Senior Christophe Atkinson will head to Athens, Ohio in Fall 2019 to pursue his academic and athletic career at Ohio University. Atkinson, a 6-foot-3, 275 pound offensive lineman will plan to study exercise physiology when he is not on the field.

“Many people have not heard of Ohio University,” noted Atkison. “But it is a very good team and very good program.”

Last season, Ohio University finished with a 9-4 overall record, notably winning all six of their home matchups. Ohio University finished the season on a high note, winning their last three games in a row.

During his career at Tuscarora, Atkinson earned many honors both on and off of the field. As a junior, Atkinson was named First Team All-Conference Defensive Line and inducted into the National Honor Society, demonstrating hard work on and off of the field.

Atkinson went on to be awarded First Team All-Region Defensive Line as he made a state championship game appearance with the Huskies.

Division 1 Offers began to roll in in early 2018 from Morgan State, Ohio University, University of Richmond, Kent State and University of New Hampshire.

Atkinson continued to put in hard work and trust the process during his senior season and in November 2018, Atkinson was crowned First Team All-Conference Offensive Tackle.

“It  [Ohio University] is ranked in the top 40 for all Division 1 schools,” added Atkinson who is really looking forward to playing football at the collegiate level.