We've said it many times already but we'll say it again, the 2018 WR class out West might be the deepest we can remember in the last decade.
Chase Cota is among the top prospects out West and is quickly rising up our list of top pass catchers in the region. He has been on our radar since his freshman season and just keeps getting better every time we see him.
He shows up very well on film and put on a show at the recent Nike Opening Regional Camp in L.A a few weeks ago. Cota measured in at 6-3.5, 195 pounds, clocked a 4.53-40 on a very slow day for 40s, had a 4.13 shuttle, jumped 36" in the vertical and his 127.59 Nike Rating was the best in the camp by over 10 points.
He was just as impressive during the drills and has a very nice ceiling to him. He catches the ball well enough to be a dependable possession receiver with the speed to be a deep threat and has a tremendous work ethic off the field as well.
On the recruiting front, Cota is enjoying the recruiting process and remains open to all schools right now.
"I have a few Spring visits coming up and I remain open to everyone," Cota said. "I don't have any leaders right now, I'm going to take these trips, check out all my options and then try and find the best all around fit for me.
"I'm going to Cal on April 8th and I'm going to visit UCLA in April as well. I had a great phone call with Coach (Justin) Wilcox at Cal and I'm excited to check them out. I visited UCLA few weeks back when I was down here for The Opening Camp but I'm coming back to check out a practice."
"I'm going to USC's Spring Game (April 15)," Cota said. "I'll be at Oregon's Spring Game as well. I've already visited both schools and like them a lot but like I said, I don't have any leaders right now. I'm staying open to everyone and trying to find out where the best spot for me will be.
"As for a potential early commitment, if I know during the summer, I'll go ahead and do it. If I'm not 100% sure, I'll wait and and take as long as I need. I'm not in any hurry right now and just want take my time and make sure I'm making a well thought out decision."