Mario Cristobal and Oregon continue to clean up on the recruiting trail. After adding the crown jewel of the 2019 class with defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, Cristobal and the Ducks added former All-American and Florida Gator Chris Steele.
Former high school All-American and Florida signee Chris Steele announces he’s headed to Oregon https://t.co/RlFtFyj6XV— SEC Mike (@MichaelWBratton) May 14, 2019
Steele, one of the most dynamic young cornerbacks in the country, originally chose Florida over LSU, Oklahoma, and USC.
Steele is insanely fast for a 185 pound corner his age. Moving from a zone defense at Florida to an Oregon unit that will break out man to man more often could be more beneficial to Steele.
The California native's choice to leave Florida reportedly stems from a roommate decision, in which the Gators wouldn't allow him to switch rooms after QB and former teammate Jalon Jones was accused of two sexual assaults.
CHRIS STEELE COME ON HOME— Tsunami (@Tsunami_TS) May 14, 2019
While this has to sting for Florida, the Gators have plenty of depth in their secondary, headlined by 4-star Kaiir Elam, to absorb this blow. Oregon, on the other hand, just got a corner with the talent to play right away and replace the gaping hole left by Ugo Amadi in the secondary. Oregon's Pac-12 North championship bid just got that much stronger.