USC’s 2019 recruiting class took a big hit Thursday morning.
St. John Bosco cornerback Chris Steele decommitted from the Trojans early Thursday morning. The announcement came in a statement via Chris Steele’s twitter account. In his statement he explains what went into his decision to decommit from USC.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” pic.twitter.com/mloKbtMfVJ— (@KinggChris7) October 18, 2018
Steele is rated as a 4 star recruit and ranked as the No. 6 corner in the nation. The 6’1, 187 lb cornerback is also rated as the No. 6 overall player in California according to the 24/7 Sports Composite. Steele committed to the Trojans back in July and was actively recruiting other players in his class to join him at USC. Steele thanked USC head coach Clay Helton and the staff in his statement.
With Steele’s decommitment, the Trojans now only have two defensive backs in the 2019 recruiting class in four star cornerback Max Williams out of Serra High School in Gardena, California and three star cornerback Trey Davis out of Federal Way Washington. USC’s depth at cornerback will take a hit after this season with the departures of Iman Marshall, Ajene Harris, Isaiah Langley, and Johnathan Lockett. replenishing the depth at the position is a very important in the 2019 class.
While Steele recruiting has opened back up, it doesn’t mean that he can’t re-commit to the Trojans. It’s very possible that he could pick his commitment back up with USC re-join their 2019 recruiting class. The recruiting process is a pretty stressful one on these young student athletes and is a very important time in their lives. It’s important for them to make a choice based on their fit.