Amidst a whirlwind of rumor and speculation, Chris Steele has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal. The freshman star was expected to be a contributing factor in Florida’s secondary this fall.
While reports are still unclear, Zach Abolverdi of Gatorsports.com suggested that Steele was unhappy with the way things were handled in the Jalon Jones situation, and that he had requested a housing transfer prior to the sexual assault allegations levied against Jones.
Ultimately, the housing request was denied, leaving Steele very upset about the whole thing. The staff intended to move Steele after the spring semester prior to summer A session.
The news comes as yet another blow to the Gators off-season momentum and leaves another scar on the 2019 recruiting class.
Chris Steele, who enrolled early back in January, was one of the crown jewels of Dan Mullen’s bump class and despite some lumps taken during the spring session, showed all of the physical attributes that made him such a highly sought after recruit.
Steele was rated as a four-star prospect by the 247Composite, an industry-generated recruiting ranking. He was listed as the No. 42 overall player in the 2019 cycle and the No. 5 cornerback in the nation.