Virginia commit Lamont Atkins of Burke, VA was named the 2017 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year, it was announced on Monday afternoon. Originally a Vanderbilt commit, Atkins had flipped his commitment in favor of Bronco Mendenhall and company in late April, having held offers from Northwestern, Maryland and Navy, among others.
Here’s a video of his highlights:
Atkins posted just silly good numbers in his senior season.
Lake Braddock RB Lamont Atkins is the Virginia Gatorade player of the year (1,905 yd., 12 yd avg. per carry, 31 rushing TD, 33 total TD)— VarsityVa (@VaVarsity) December 12, 2016
He has signed his grant-in-aid letter and will join the Hoos for spring practice in 2017.