Chase Cota, a 4-star wide receiver from Medford, Oregon, committed to the UCLA Bruins on Wednesday. He chose the Bruins over offers from Oregon, USC, Alabama and others.
For some time it seemed as if Cota was a lock to go to Oregon. His father played for the Ducks, his cousin is Brady Breeze, an Oregon safety and he was a high-priority target for the program. He was also the highest-rated wide receiver recruit in state history.
However, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound receiver decided to go with former Oregon coach Chip Kelly and head to Westwood.
#UCLA gets a commitment from speedy 6-4 four-star WR Chase Cota, becoming the Bruins third highly regarded skill guy commit in the past few weeks since Chip Kelly took over.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 13, 2017
Of Kelly, Cota said that having him at UCLA was a huge bonus, as he was already interested in the Bruins and Jim Mora.
“I think having him go there was icing on the cake,” Cota said, according to The Oregonian. “I was pretty sure, but with the instability with Coach Mora, I had to think about it. Then, Kelly explained things to me differently – in a good way.”
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