Four-star former Florida cornerback Chris Steele has a new home. Steele has picked Oregon as his transfer destination, he announced this afternoon.
Steele enrolled early in Gainesville in January but announced last week he was entering the transfer portal. He was the No. 5 cornerback and No. 42 overall recruit in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, so landing him is a major pickup for the Ducks.
“I now know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have everything I’ve ever wanted. I have learned the secret of being content. In any and every situation, I can do all things through GOD who gives me strength…Ready to get to Eugene and ball!” Steele wrote on Twitter.
I now know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have everything I’ve ever wanted. I have learned the secret of being content. In any and every situation, I can do all things through GOD who gives me strength…Ready to get to Eugene and ball! #LongLiveBigBruce🖤🦆 pic.twitter.com/QIomrC5L1w
— 🌹🖤 (@KinggChris7) May 14, 2019
Steele enrolled early at Florida in January. His decision to transfer reportedly had to do with a dorming issue which the Florida staff failed to address.
According to GatorSports.com’s Zach Abolverdi, Steele asked to switch dorm rooms early in his stay on campus. He cited being uncomfortable with his roommate as a reason for the request.
The decision stems from a request Steele made to the staff during his first month on campus, the source said. He asked to be moved to a different dorm because he was uncomfortable rooming with quarterback Jalon Jones, his classmate.
The staff did not plan to move Steele until the summer, which upset Steele and his parents, according to the source.
Jones has since been accused of sexual assault after an alleged incident in his dorm room on April 6.