ASA Miami Alum Crispian Atkins Earns UM Football Scholarship

ASA Miami Alum Crispian Atkins Earns UM Football Scholarship

HIALEAH, FL. - Crispian Atkins was a full-qualifier out of Durant High School in Plant City, Florida. He chose to attend ASA College in 2015 because "There is nothing better than being in Miami." He continued saying "The academics are top notch", in large part due to the small class sizes. "Also, Division I coaches love Florida athletes and ASA is the only JUCO football team in the state of Florida." 2015 was the Silver Storm's inaugural season for the football team. After graduating high school, Atkins remembers how excited he was to become a college student-athlete. He describes his experience at ASA as "an experience that will make you a better man, on and off the field."

Atkins would transfer to the University of Miami in the spring of 2016. As a sophomore during the 2016 season, Atkins did not see any game action starting off as a preferred walk-on. Now, a junior with the Hurricanes, Atkins was mysteriously called into the office of head football coach Mark Richt a few weeks ago. "I thought I did something wrong. Then he shook my hand and told me I had earned a scholarship. I give thanks to my lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and I am very grateful for my parents, because without them none of this would be possible.

Atkins ran for 276 yards and two touchdowns while averaging 4.6 yards a carry for the Silver Storm in 2015. That 2015 backfield for ASA was noteworthy with Atkins and the late Greg Bryant who was a top high school recruit that transferred to ASA from the University of Notre Dame.