Chris Steele leaves the UF: details on the decision of the main Gators recruit – News – Gainesville Sun

By Zach Abolverdi Correspondent


May 9, 2019 at 12:08 p.m.
May 9, 2019 at 12:09 p.m.

The athlete had asked to be moved from a bedroom with former Florida quarterback Jalon Jones.

Florida first-year cornerback Chris Steele is transferring from the school.

The former five-star recruit has entered his name on the NCAA transfer portal. Steele met with UF coach Dan Mullen on Wednesday night and informed him that a source close to the situation told The Sun.

The decision follows a request Steele made to staff during his first month on campus, the source said. He asked to be moved to a different bedroom because he was not comfortable with Field Marshal Jalon Jones, his clbadmate.

The staff did not plan to move Steele until the summer, which bothered Steele and her parents, according to the source.

Then, two female students accused Jones of badual badault in the players' bedrooms on April 6. That led Steele to look for a transfer.

Jones has not been charged but has left school.

Regarding Steele's decision to transfer, the Florida soccer program had no official comments on Thursday.

Steele committed to the Gators at the All-American Bowl on January 5 and signed up early the following week. He received representatives for the first time in the spring and was expected to have an immediate impact this season.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Steele was the highest-rated recruit in the UF's 2019 clbad, earning a top-50 ranking by consensus and a five-star rating from

He was the first California representative in Florida since 2010, from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California.

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