4-star WR Chase Cota commits to UCLA over Oregon, USC

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.

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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