Breeze makes his dream come true

Portland (Ore.) Central Catholic safety Brady Breeze discusses his verbal commitment to Oregon.

Brady Breeze fulfilled a lifelong dream on Friday. The Central Catholic safety gave his verbal commitment to the University of Oregon, giving the Ducks their first commitment of the 2016 class.

“It’s always been my dream to go there,” Breeze said.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Breeze is the nephew of former Ducks safety Chad Cota, who spent eight years in the NFL following his career in Eugene. Growing up a Duck, Breeze always hoped he’d get a chance to follow in his uncle’s footsteps and play inside Autzen Stadium.

"I’ve just always been such a huge fan so it was a dream come true when I got an offer,” he said. "I though I might as well take the offer and commit.”

Breeze broke the good news to Ducks secondary coach John Neal.

“He was super excited,” Breeze said. “Just stoked.”

Cota also rejoiced at the news when Breeze told him.

“He’s always been pushing me to do my best so I could be a Duck,” Breeze said. “Then when I got the opportunity he was super excited.”

Breeze plans on making several appearances around campus and at games in the near future since his brother, Bo, will be enrolling at Oregon next year for school. With his commitment out of the way early, he intends to learn as much as he can about the defensive scheme to get a leg up on his competition.

“This means that I can focus on learning everything,” Breeze said. “Learning the defense when I watch them on TV and get any edge I can so that when I go there I’ll be ready to roll.”

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