Charlie Strong and staff will have an additional offensive weapon to work with in 2018 as former University of Florida running back Jordan Cronkrite announced Thursday that he will transfer to USF.
BREAKING: Former #Gators running Back Jordan Cronkrite is expected to enroll in #USF. Will be eligible for the Bulls in 2018.— Tito Benach (@TitoBenach) April 6, 2017
Told y'all, my plan B was just another way for plan A to work! Thank you Coach Strong for the opportunity #GoBulls— Jordan Cronkrite (@JC_Knows) April 6, 2017
A 2015 four-star running back recruit out of Westminster Christian School in Miami, Cronkrite committed to then newly hired head coach Jim McElwain and UF over schools such as Miami, Notre Dame, and West Virginia amongst others.
In his two years in Gainesville, he mostly served as a backup to Kelvin Taylor and Jordan Scarlett, only rushing for 302 yards on 75 carries and four touchdowns in two seasons. On December 8th, the Miami native was officially granted his release from the Gator program.
Cronkrite will now unite with a familiar coach in Strong, who recruited the Miami native during his last year at Louisville back in 2013. He is expected to enroll in the summer where he’ll have to sit out for a year due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have two years of eligibility beginning in 2018.