Three days after Jordan Cronkrite’s head coach said the running back needed to decide if he still wanted to play football, the sophomore was back on the field.
Florida head coach Jim McElwain said Saturday that Cronkrite did not travel to the team’s game against Georgia in Jacksonville because he was not with the team at that time.
“He’s trying to figure out whether he wants to play or not,” McElwain said.
“Our door’s always open for him. Until he finds his way in what he wants to do, we’re here to support him.”
Cronkrite has apparently already made use of that open door. He was back on the practice field Tuesday afternoon.
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Without Cronkrite and suspended running back Mark Thompson on the field, Jordan Scarlett got most of the carries against the Bulldogs. After the game, Scarlett commented on Cronkrite’s situation.
“He’s just going through some things right now and I think he’ll be all right in the end,” Scarlett said. “I’m letting him have his space. I’ll let him have his personal time and just let him figure out what’s best for him.”
Cronkrite has rushed for 112 yards and on touchdown on 26 carries in 2016.