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After spending most of his year off the field, sophomore running back Jordan Cronkrite has decided to transfer from the Florida Gators after receiving a release from the program this week, the school confirmed on Thursday.
Cronkrite, a four-star recruit who saw more action than fellow sophomore Jordan Scarlett during their freshman season in 2015, was beaten out by Scarlett for the starting job in 2016 and also overtaken by freshman Lamichal Perine and junior transfer Mark Thompson. Cronkrite’s career ends with a total stat line of 75 rushes for 302 yards and four touchdowns, three of which came in 2015.
“We wish Jordan nothing but the best and will do everything we can to support and assist him and help him get what he wants,” said head coach Jim McElwain in a release.
The Gators currently have three-star RB Malik Davis (Tampa, FL) committed for 2017 and are continuing to pursue three-star RB Adarius Lemons (Clearwater, FL), a former pledge who decommitted following a number of off-field issues.
By transferring before the end of 2016, Cronkrite will have the opportunity to enroll in a new program by January. He will sit out a full season due to NCAA transfer rules.