Florida offers south Florida running back

Jordan Cronkrite (5-11, 194, Palmetto Bay,  FL Westminster Christian) has been waiting for a long to receive an offer from Florida but on Tuesday the 2015 running back saw his dreams came true when he talked to the Will Muschamp.

“Coach Muschamp offered me a scholarship on Tuesday,” Cronkrite said. “Our conversation went really well. He said that he liked my film and that he just saw it a couple of days ago. He told me that he liked my game and that I can do a lot of things out of the backfield and that I fit in well in the offense at Florida. He wants me to visit for either a junior day or for spring practice.”

Growing up in South Florida, Cronkite has seen plenty of Florida’s games on TV and he likes what the Gators have to offer.

“I’ve always followed the program and Florida and liked it,” Cronkrite said. “I’ve always liked the football team and the tradition they have. I like the coaches there at Florida too and I’m ready to meet the rest of the coaches that I haven’t met before.”

When Cronkrite spoke to Muschamp on the phone on Tuesday much of the conversation centered around the new offense Florida plans to run next year.

“I was told that Florida is going to run the spread next year so I like that,” Cronkrite said. “In high school right now we run out of the spread too.  We are in multiple formations so it wouldn’t me much of a chance for me if I came to Florida.”

Florida will host a big junior day on February 22nd but due to previous plans Cronkrite won’t visit Gainesville until a later date.

“I’m scheduled to visit Florida State next weekend so I can’t visit Florida that day,” Cronkrite said. “So I’m going to probably have to visit Florida for a spring practice or another day.”

The Gators did very well in the South Florida area in the last recruiting class and Cronkrite is familiar with a few of those prospects.

“I played 7-on-7 against Treon Harris,” Cronkrite said. “I know Brandon Powell pretty well from down here too.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.