Four-star WR Chase Cota chooses UCLA

Four-star receiver Chase Cota unzipped his gray jacket to reveal a white long-sleeved T-shirt with his college choice scrawled across the front in Powderkeg Blue script: UCLA.

Cota, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound prospect from Medford, Ore., chose the Bruins over Notre Dame and Oregon, he told the crowd gathered in his high-school gym.

“I thought it was the best football and life choice for me,” Cota said, citing UCLA’s ranking as the top public university in the country. “It’s a special education and the coaching staff they brought in, I think it’s a special group of guys, I see a lot of good things in the future for them.”

The U.S. Army All-American said he plans to graduate from South Medford High in December and join the Bruins for winter quarter.

Cota is Chip Kelly’s fourth new commitment for the 2018 class and UCLA’s 12th overall. The receiver joins a growing group of offensive playmakers joining Kelly as the coach already added running back Kazmeir Allen, who now holds the national record for touchdowns in a single season by a high-school player, and Bryan Addison, the No. 1 athlete in the country, according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings.

Here are Cota’s senior season highlights:

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  • EncinitasBruin

    The CCK coaching effect continues. Cue the predictable SC trolls who will say Cota and Addison are also-ran 4S guys that SC didn’t really want anyway. Talk about match-up problems for P12 corners with these guys at 6’4” and 6’5” respectively.


    • 92104bruinfan

      No shortage of athleticism and playmakers in Chip’s haul so far.

    • Richard

      Exactly. I c a lot of Danny Farmer in Chase and prob a good amt of Stokes in Addison.

      Guess this now, definitely means no Amon-Ra St Brown

  • JustOwns

    Welcome aboard Mr. Cota; love tall UCLA receivers vs 5′:11″ CB’s

  • 88 Straight

    It’s shaping up to be an interesting year in recruiting.

  • Sebastian Lane

    Just so you know, Addison is rated the 20th highest athlete rates by ESPN. Why don’t you do some math, and find an average? Or maybe ask his mom?

    • Richard

      ESPN rankings r at least as suspect as those from 247 Sports.
      Watch the tape. Very tall, 6′ 5″ and EXTREMELY athletic, makes all the catches and can really high point the ball.
      Red Zone threat that makes Joe Foria look like chop liver

    • Colt

      Why don’t you do some reading and you will see that the 247 composite rating is already an average of all major recruiting services. The word “composite” is your first clue and if you go on the site they explain how the rating is calculated. Addison is the #1 athlete according to this composite so some people out there think he might be pretty good.

      • Sebastian Lane

        Composite of what recruiting services? ESPN has him at 20. Name me the other services included. Maybe composite is their guys or those that are included in their service. Does that include Scout? Name me the composite.

  • MPPBruin

    I love it when recruits cite education and the non-athletics parts of their decision. Welcome to our university, young man.

  • Sandy Underpants

    CCK can put a cork in the class right now, and I think we’ll finish with the #1 recruit class, and a guaranted 8-Pete BCS Championship run. Just send that crystal trophy to Westwood (or Pasadena) today.