“Coach [Larry] Porter hit me up and told me how much he likes me,” the four-star prospect said. “He said he wanted me to get up there to learn more about the school when they play Virginia Tech this weekend.”
Cronkrite, a 5-foot-11, 199-pounder from Miami (Fla.) Westminster Christian School, originally verbally committed to Miami in April. He backed out of that pledge a couple of weeks ago. A couple of days later, UNC offered.
“[Porter] told me that he had came to my school to offer me before I committed [to Miami], but I wasn’t in school that day,” Cronkrite said. “And then he couldn’t find a way to reach out to me.”
According to Cronkrite, UNC is pursuing him as a running back. The Tar Heels already have one running back prospect, Ty’Son Williams, committed and signed to enroll in January.
Cronkrite plays running back, wide receiver, and safety for Westminster. Thus far this season, he has rushed for 309 yards and five touchdowns on 39 carries. He also has made 21 tackles.
In addition to UNC, Cronkrite says he is now considering Florida, Louisville, Notre Dame, and West Virginia. They’re all recruiting him as an athlete.
“Those are the ones that are recruiting me the hardest,” Cronkrite said.
Cronkrite is scheduled to officially visit West Virginia on Nov. 1 when the Mountaineers host TCU. He plans to schedule official trips with his four other favorites at some point also.
A few years ago, Cronkrite drove through Chapel Hill to check out UNC, but he has yet to formally tour the campus. He hopes to do that this weekend.
“I just want to get around the coaches [this Saturday] and see the campus more,” Cronkrite said. “I want to get a better perspective of the school.
“I know it’s a great academic school. The last few years, they’ve had some great players to come out and get drafted. So it has shown it can produce some good players.”
Shortly after de-committing, Cronkrite attended the Florida’s triple-overtime victory over Kentucky. He made trips to Arkansas, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and West Virginia prior to committing to Miami.
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