Clay Helton is really rolling in reversals this offseason that have significantly helped restock and replenish his USC roster.
Bru McCoy, a five-star 2019 signee, transferred to Texas from USC and participated in spring practice with the Longhorns before returning to the Trojans. Both defensive back Greg Johnson and wide receiver Velus Jones signaled a move away from USC before doing twin about-faces at separate times and returning to the Trojans.
Tuesday brought word of yet another reversal, albeit with a slightly different twist.
After announcing in early May that he would be transferring from Florida, Chris Steele revealed not long after that he would be transferring to Oregon to continue his collegiate playing career. However, 247Sports.com, citing two unnamed sources, is reporting that Steele will be enrolling instead at USC. The website wrote that “Steele officially visited Oregon but then was back on campus at USC Monday with Texas wide receiver transfer Bru McCoy.”
Thus far, neither the player nor the program has confirmed the development.
If it were to come to fruition, though, it would be yet another big get for the embattled Helton & Company.
A four-star 2019 signee, Steele was rated as the No. 5 cornerback in the country; the No. 6 player at any position in the state of California; and the No. 42 player overall on 247Sports.com‘s composite board. He easily was the highest-rated signee in the Gators’ class this year.