It didn’t take former Florida cornerback Chris Steele long to settle on a new home.
He’s taking his five-star talent to Oregon, he announced on Twitter on Tuesday. The Ducks finished second behind Florida for Steele during the recruiting process, but the early enrollee put his name in the NCAA transfer portal last week and is now going to be playing closer to his California roots.
The Sun learned last week Steele made the decision to leave UF because the coaches would not move him to a new dorm room during the spring semester, away from fellow true freshman quarterback Jalon Jones, who was accused of sexual assault by two UF female students in April.
UPD did not pursue a case against Jones because the witnesses elected not to press charges. Steele, along with true freshman cornerback Jaydon Hill, was named in the police incident report, but both were cleared.
Steele is the third player who has dropped out of UF’s 2019 recruiting class, joining Jones and four-star linebacker Diwun Black, who will be enrolling in a junior college this summer due to academic deficiencies.