Kyron Atkins is our newest D.I.T.R. from Jonesboro-Hodge High School. Kyron was in attendance at the Gridiron Football Elite Camp that was held at his school Jonesboro-Hodge in Jonesboro, LA. At the camp Kyron posted a 5.12 second 40 yard dash, a 4.66 second 3 cone shuttle and a 7′ broad jump. Kryon weighs in at 210lbs and 5’8” as a class of 2026 linebacker . At linebacker, Kyron uses his size and knowledge of the position to make stops for his offense. Is lateral speed also helps him make tackles outside of the tackle box, making him a player for all coaches to keep their eyes on this season.
I was fortunate enough to speak with Kyron where he told me about his athletic career and ideas.
When did you start playing football and why did you start playing?
“I started playing my 7th grade year and I was inspired to play because I was bored and had to get out of the house.”
What aspect of the game made you fall in love with the sport?
“I really like to hit people, I love the contact in the games.”
Do you play any other sports?
“No I just focus on football.”
Who do you look up to as a role model?
“I look up to my brother because he inspired me to play football and I want to follow in his footsteps.”
What have you learned about yourself from playing football?
“I learned that I have the ability to make anything happen in my career if I put in the necessary work.”
What sets you apart from the other players at your position?
“My ability to read the offense sets me apart at my position. I am also very explosive when making a tackle.”
What school subject is the most appealing to you and why?
“I like science because of the experiments we do.”
What goals have you set for yourself this upcoming season?
“I want to have a 20 tackle game this season and also make All-State.”
What is something you are working on improving in practice?
“I am working on my speed as well as my coverage.”
What kind of qualities do you believe a leader should have?
“I think a good leader should always lead by example, he should be respectful and do right even when nobody is watching.”
What have you learned about teamwork from your past experiences on your teams?
“I have learned that teamwork makes the dream work. Its very had to win as a team without it.”
What is your favorite moment from your career so far?
“My favorite moment was our first win of the season last year against Lincoln Prep.”
What do you see yourself accomplishing after high school?
“I see myself going to college in order to play college football wherever I can.”
What are some hobbies you like to do in your free time?
“I like to play the game, work out and talk to my friends.”
How do you personally prepare yourself for a big game?
“I prepare for a big game by getting my teammates settled down so we can go over our assignments for the game. We also listen to music in order to get prepared.”