Oregon coach Willie Taggart got an offensive lineman as a Father’s Day gift and handed out an early scholarship offer to a player whose dad is in the University of Oregon Athletic Hall of Fame.
Christopher Randazzo, a 6-foot-7, 330-pound tackle from Don Lugo High School in Chino, Calif., posted on Twitter Sunday morning “Committed to Oregon”. He is ranked as a two-star recruit by 247sports.com and also had an offer from Arizona State.
Randazzo is the the 12th commitment in Oregon’s 2018 recruiting class and joins Lake Oswego’s Dawson Jaramillo as offensive linemen set to join the Ducks next year.
“What a great Father’s Day gift,” Taggart tweeted. “We just got bigger.”
While filling up next year’s recruiting class, Taggart also looked ahead to 2021 when he offered Medford eighth-grader Carson Cota, the son of former Oregon safety Chad Cota. The offer was made public when Chase Cota, a South Medford junior wide receiver considered one of Oregon’s top targets in the 2018 class, tweeted that his younger brother had a scholarship waiting from the Ducks.
Chad Cota was a four-year starter at safety for Oregon from 1991-94 and played in 43 straight games while finishing his career with 329 tackles. He had 86 tackles and four interceptions as a junior and was a first-team, all-Pac-12 selection as a senior when he had 91 tackles and two interceptions.
He was inducted into the UO Hall of Fame in 2012.
Chase Cota is a four-star recruit who has been picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American game. The 6-foot-2 receiver has offers from many of the top schools in the nation and has yet to announce his college plans.
The 6-3, 205-pound Carson Cota will be a high school freshman in the fall.
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