The travels of freshman cornerback Chris Steele continue.
Just three weeks after announcing in a since-deleted tweet that he was transferring from Florida to Oregon, multiple reports Wednesday said Steele instead will attend Southern California.
Steele, from prep powerhouse St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Calif., enrolled at Florida in January and went through spring practice, working with the first-team defense while cornerback Marco Wilson rehabbed an ACL injury. Steele entered the transfer portal in early May.
He would have to receive a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible this season for the Trojans.
Steele and his parents reportedly were unhappy that Florida coach Dan Mullen didn’t immediately reassign Steele to a new dorm room when he asked for the move soon after arriving on campus. He apparently was uncomfortable sharing a room with quarterback Jalon Jones, another early entrant.
Jones left the school after being accused of the sexual battery of two women. The allegations stem from two incidents that allegedly occurred about 30 minutes apart on April 6.
Steele was rated the No. 5 cornerback and the nation’s No. 42 overall prospect in the 2019 class, according to the 247Sports composite.
He visited USC on Monday, along with five-star wide receiver Bru McCoy.
McCoy, a early enrollee at USC in January, transferred to Texas weeks later after new Trojans assistant coach Kliff Kingsbury bolted to take the Arizona Cardinals head coaching job. He then re-entered the transfer portal and committed to USC for a second time.
–Field Level Media