UCLA transfer WR Chase Cota commits to Oregon
A Cota will once again play for the Oregon Ducks.
Chase Cota, son of legendary Duck defensive back Chad Cota, announced on Friday he intends to transfer to Oregon to finish out his remaining college eligibility. The former UCLA wideout spent four seasons in Westwood and will have one year left to play for the Ducks.
Coming home… 🦆 pic.twitter.com/xH6hEiowMX
— Chase Cota (@ccota_) February 19, 2022
A former 4-star and top-200 prospect out of the Class of 2018, the Medford, Oregon, native chose UCLA over offers from Notre Dame, Alabama, Georgia, Oregon, and USC, among others.
He played immediately for the Bruins upon his arrival, and saw action in every game the Bruins played during his four years. Cota also drew starts in 25 of the Bruins’ last 31 games. For his career in Westwood, he totaled 67 receptions for 883 yards and six touchdowns.
He entered the transfer portal in mid-January.
The 6-foot-3 wideout should be able to provide some immediate help to a receiver room that has undergone a bit of a transition this offseason. The Ducks so far this offseason have lost Jaylon Redd and Johnny Johnson III to graduation, Devon Williams to the NFL draft, and Mycah Pittman to the transfer portal.
There are still a host of young players looking to break through, however. Cota will contend for snaps with the likes of Troy Franklin, Dont’e Thornton, Kris Hutson, and Isaiah Brevard. The Ducks also have Seven McGee, who can work out of the backfield or out wide.
Cota is Oregon’s sixth transfer addition since head coach Dan Lanning took over, joining quarterback Bo Nix, defensive linemen Sam Taimani and Jordon Riley, defensive back Christian Gonzalez, and kicker Andrew Boyle.