It was all a dream pic.twitter.com/PY44fU3kAw
— Chase Cota (@ccota_) December 13, 2017
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: