Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators have signed another elite recruit to their 2019 recruiting class. Four-star cornerback Chris Steele has officially signed with the University of Florida. Steele signed with the Florida Gators during the early signing period but announced his decision during the All-American Game. He was originally committed to the USC before backing off his pledge late in the season. Chris Steele is the 23rd recruit to commit to the Florida Gators 2019 recruiting class. He is the tenth defensive commit in the class with Tyron Hopper, Diwun Black, Jaydon Hill, Trent Whittemore, Jaelin Humphries, Lloyd Summerall, Chester Kimbrough, Jesiah Pierre and Mohamoud Diabate. He’s also the third cornerback in the Gators class with Chester Kimbrough and Jaydon Hill.
Who is Chris Steele?
Chris Steele is a four-star cornerback out of St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. The newest Florida commit is one of the top high school recruits in the country. Steele has received 48 offers from most of the top college football programs in the country. Steele has offers from schools like Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State, Texas and USC. The former USC commit is also one of the highest ranked recruits in the country. On Rivals, Steele is a five-star recruit. He’s also the 13th ranked recruit and the third ranked cornerback in the country. On the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Steele is the 40th ranked recruit and the fifth ranked cornerback in the country. Florida’s safety coach Ron English was the primary recruiter for Steele.
Chris Steele is a 6’2” 190 pound cornerback. Steele is one of the most complete corners in the country. He is very physical and is also one of the best cover corners in the 2019 recruiting cycle. Steele is very good in tackling in open space and does a good job of pressing receivers at the line of scrimmage. Chris Steele looks like a great fit for the SEC and could be another great cornerback out of Florida. Steele can play special teams next season as C.J. Henderson and Marco Wilson will likely leave for the NFL after their junior seasons. This is a tremendous pick up for the Todd Grantham and the Florida Gators defense.