The five-star DB prospect announced he was transferring from Florida to UO last month
USC continues to benefit from five-star indecision.
Chris Steele, the coveted cornerback prospect from Bellflower, Calif., who announced last month his intention to transfer from Florida to Oregon, is now expected to play for the Pac-12 rival Trojans.
“It looks like it’s going to happen,” Steele’s father Norman Steele told the Los Angeles Times. “I don’t see anything else happening.”
The 6-foot, 175-pound star from St. John Bosco High is rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.
On May 14, Steele announced that he would be the 12th California recruit to join Oregon’s 2019 class, which was ranked No. 7 nationally.
“I now know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have everything I’ve ever wanted. I have learned the secret of being content,” Steele said in a post that has since been deleted from Twitter. “In any and every situation, I can do all things through GOD who gives me strength...Ready to get to Eugene and ball!”
Bru McCoy, a five-star prospect from prep powerhouse Mater Dei in Santa Ana, Calif., decided to transfer back to USC last week. The dynamic wide receiver originally signed to play with the Trojans and then enrolled early at Texas for spring practice.
Steele would have been the highest-ranked defensive back recruit in Oregon history.
The Ducks still have a solid mix of experience and talent at cornerback with the return of starters Thomas Graham and Deommodore Lenoir and the addition of touted true freshman Mykael Wright.