Miami landed a talented local prospect Sunday when Jordan Cronkrite committed to the Hurricanes. The 4-star Westminster Christian School junior revealed his collegiate intentions on Twitter:
I am officially committed to THE U! 🙌 pic.twitter.com/0bYkeljYpn— J. Cronkrite (@JC_Knows) April 21, 2014
The 5'11", 196-pound playmaker is commitment No. 10 for Miami during the 2015 recruiting cycle. Cronkrite can play a variety of positions, exceling at running back and defensive back.
He rushed for 1,343 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2013. It was a breakout campaign in the offensive backfield for Cronkrite, who has steadily impressed as a receiving threat in high school.
His stat sheet includes 44 receptions for 706 yards and eight scores since 2011. Cronkrite presents a variety of options for the Hurricanes coaching staff.
He tallied 35 tackles, a sack and an interception on defense. His efforts also extend to special teams, where Cronkrite routinely makes an impact as a kick returner.
He's rated No. 22 among athletes in 247Sports' composite rankings, which list him at No. 34 overall in the Sunshine State. The Hurricanes now hold eight in-state commitments, including Winter Garden running back Dexter Williams.
Williams, rated the No. 5 player at his position in 247Sports' composite rankings, pledged to Miami earlier this month. His presence provides competition in the offensive backfield if that's where Cronkrite ultimately ends up.
The Hurricanes have picked up five commitments since March 20. Aside from Williams and Cronkrite, head coach Al Golden has added pledges from defensive end Scott Patchan (Tampa, Fla.), offensive tackle Hayden Mahoney (Malvern, Pa.) and tight end Bowman Archibold (Dade City, Fla.) in the past month.
Miami's 2015 class currently rates top 10 nationally in 247Sports' composite rankings.
Cronkrite committed to the Hurricanes from a collection of scholarship offers that includes Clemson, Florida State, Alabama and Oregon.