4* CA 19 CB & UCLA Commit plans visit MSU
While Chris Steele, a highly sought after 6-foot-1 175-pound sophomore CB at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower Calif., has already committed to University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he still plans on visiting other schools before signing day. Steele’s decision will be based on football, but will also be heavily influenced by education for his future.
“I don’t want to just depend on football,” Steele told Spartan Nation. “I want to show people there are more things I can do.”
Steele has received offers from Washington State, Utah, University of Southern California, Nebraska, Arizona, Brigham Young and others before he committed to UCLA on Jan., 30.
Although Steele has committed, he has drawn attention from other schools in the SEC, ACC and the Big Ten, such as Michigan State. Steele plans to visit Michigan State, University of Michigan, and Notre Dame sometime this spring.
When asked if he would be afraid to play “on an island” like many Michigan State corner backs do, he said that his mentality of “not getting beat” would fit in.
“When I’m playing man coverage, the first thing I’m thinking about is not letting my receiver catch the ball,” Steele told Spartan Nation.
His natural quickness and speed would be key to surviving the island as he estimates his 40-yard dash time to be 4.48 seconds.
Steele credits his parents in his ability to stay humble through this process that can make some feel larger than life.
“I’m not trying to get a big head,” Steele told Spartan Nation. “I’m just continuing to work, do what I normally do and prepare for the upcoming season.”
His parents have also tried to teach him the value a college education can be when his football career is over. No one plays professional football their whole life.
“Football won’t last forever,” Steel told Spartan Nation. “If I’m fortunate enough to play on Sundays, that’s great, but if I’m not then I’m going to need an education to fall back on.”
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