Florida’s 2019 class landed its highest-rated prospect Saturday afternoon when five-star defensive back Chris Steele committed to the Gators during the Army All-American game.
Steele, a 6-foot-1, 184-pound corner out of Bellflower, California, committed to the Gators during the third quarter of the showcase of highly recruited prospects in the 2019 class.
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“They always say that home is where the heart is. And my heart is at the real DBU. I’m a Florida Gator,” Steele said during an interview on NBC.
Steele, who signed early with Florida and is an early enrollee, is ranked the No. 40 overall player in the 2019 class by the 247Sports composite ranking.
With Steele’s commitment and signature, Florida’s total number of early signees rises to 21. When the Spring semester commences Monday, the Gators expect to welcome nearly a dozen early enrollees to Gainesville.
*Steele led St. John Bosco to the state championship game in 2018.
*Recorded 32 total tackles, two blocked field goals, and one interception during his senior season, finishing his career with 135 total tackles.
*Chose Florida over Alabama, Cal, Florida State, LSU, Stanford, UCLA, and USC, among others.