What got me even more excited for this commitment is Dick Harmon's blog entry about Atkinson's commitment.
Harmon apparently talked with Atkinson's father, Dave, a former BYU Cougar himself who holds the record for most intereceptions in a Cougar career, about his son's commitment to BYU.
The elderly Atkinson also mentioned he has a son currently attending BYU who is on a academic scholarship, Josh, and apparently Josh is the best football player in their family.
Here's the exact quote:
"Josh is by far the best football player in our family and it will be interesting to see how he stacks up if he decides to go through with it," said Dave. Josh is 6-1, 230 and can play linebacker or runningback."It will be interesting to keep an eye on that in the off-season.
The current tally on commitments now for the 2009 class goes up to 17.