Atchison redshirted during his first season at the Capstone, earning valuable experience on the scout team.
A fast and versatile linebacker, Jonathan Atchison was a first-team 5A Georgia All-State selection by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Associated Press out of Douglass High School in Atlanta ... an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Top 150 selection ... earned a three-star rating from both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... ranked as the No. 14 outside linebacker nationally by ESPNU and No. 24 by Rivals.com ... Scout.com tabbed him as the No. 16 strong-side linebacker ... ranked 37th on Rivals.com postseason Georgia Top 75 ... ranked 131st on Scout.com's Southeast 150 list ... SuperPrep's No. 63 player in Georgia ... posted 110 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior ... made 125 total tackles as a senior with 13 tackles for loss and seven sacks ... coached by Kenneth Barrow ... chose the Crimson Tide over Auburn, LSU, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Louisville.