SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- At 6-foot-3, 180-pounds, it’s easy to see why South Medford (Ore.) High 2018 wide receiver Chase Cota is slowly becoming one of the more sought after prospects from the Pacific Northwest.
Already, Cota holds an offer from Oregon State, and is hearing considerable interest from Oregon, Washington, UCLA, Notre Dame and Alabama among others.
And while top schools are showing interest, his schedule is an open slate moving forward this year, he says.
“I don’t have any visits planned right now,” Cota said. “But next season I’m planning to go to a bunch of different football games throughout the country and take a bunch of un-officials.”
Adding: “I mean I know the Pac 12 the best, but you can take five officials, so if I go somewhere and check it out. I could see myself leaving (the West) too.”
However, he does admit there are schools right now that are standing out early on in his recruitment.
“My top three is probably Oregon, Oregon State, and Washington,” Cota said. “I live in southern Oregon, so those schools are closes to me and I can always check them out.”
However, does have any interest any Midwest schools like Michigan, Notre Dame, or Ohio State?
“Yeah, Notre Dame,” Cota said. “I took an unofficial there last summer and liked it a lot.”
Eugene Hankerson contributed to this story