Florida hasn’t only been gaining momentum on the field under Dan Mullen, the Gator program is starting to really heat up on the recruiting trail, too.
Following a great early signing period, the Gators landed a surprise pledge from receiver Arjei Henderson during the 2019 Under Armour All-American Game, and Florida just added another big piece to the 2019 recruiting cycle by landing California defensive back Chris Steele during the 2019 All-American Bowl. Steele selected Florida over USC, Oregon and South Carolina.
247Sports Composite Rankings list Steele as the nation’s No. 5 cornerback prospect and the nation’s No. 40 overall recruit. He played his high school football for California powerhouse program St. John Bosco, out of Bellflower, Ca.
The Gators now hold pledges from three players with Steele joining Henderson and linebacker Diwun Black. Mullen’s program signed 20 prospects during the early signing period.
To get an idea of what Steele potentially brings to Todd Grantham’s defense, check out his senior season highlight reel for St. John Bosco: