Chris Steele, Florida's highest-rated signee, enters NCAA transfer portal
At least Florida’s 2019 recruiting class looked good on National Signing Day.
Florida fans may have to take solace in that because it appears the highest-rated signee of Dan Mullen’s Florida tenure is leaving the program after enrolling early and participating in spring practice.
According to multiple reports, California native and four-star All-American Bowl participant Chris Steele has entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal after arriving on campus in January. Matt Zenitz of AL.com was the first to report this news. Entering into the NCAA transfer portal does not guarantee a player is leaving but it is the first step towards doing so.
Steele ranked as the No. 5 cornerback and the nation’s No. 42 overall recruit in the 2019 recruiting cycle according to 247Sports Composite Rankings. He is the second highly-rated early enrollee for Florida to enter his name into the NCAA transfer portal as four-star quarterback Jalon Jones recently was the first.
Florida had nine early enrollees join the program this offseason but incredibly, two of them could be gone before summer arrives.