Florida Loses Five-Star Freshman Chris Steele to Transfer After Dorm Room Complaint

Chris Steele leaving UF: Details on decision by Gators’ top recruit

Chris Steele leaving UF: Details on decision by Gators’ top recruit

Florida Gators helmets sit on the field after the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 7, 2015 in Gainesville, Florida.

The Florida Gators appear poised to lose another one of their blue-chip recruits.

Steele's transfer was reportedly prompted by the Florida coaching staff not granting his request to change his dormitory in his first month on campus.

Steele came into Gainesville with very high expectations.

In fact, he was the No. 42 recruit in the class and fifth-best cornerback out of Bellflower, Calif., per 247Sports.

Steele is a 6-foot-1, 185-pounder from St. John Bosco High School in Los Angeles. Several powerhouse programs were in the sweepstakes for his commitment, such as Oklahoma, LSU and SC.

Chris Steele, a five-star recruit who was supposed to be part of the future at Florida, is leaving the program.

Players who enter the portal can return to their initial school, but the coaching staff has the right to pull their scholarship the following semester.

Regarding Steele's decision to transfer, the Florida football program had no official comment on Thursday. It's possible, but the main reason was he didn't want to room with Jalon Jones who was accused of sexual assualt and it's a big blow for the Gators as he becomes the second four-star early enrollee - Jones being the first - to enter the transfer portal following spring ball.

Steele will have the chance to look around for another opportunity and it looks like he could be granted a waiver to play elsewhere immediately.