After jockeying back and forth between LSU and TCU for much of July, 4-star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase revealed his much-anticipated decision.
Chase, a priority target for LSU in the 2018 recruiting class, committed to Florida over LSU and TCU on Sunday following an unofficial visit to Gainesville, Fla.
Chase, a top-110 prospect, is the No. 21 wide receiver in the 2018 cycle and the No. 4 recruit from Louisiana, according to the 247Sports composite rankings.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound speedster holds upward of 40 offers but narrowed his choices to LSU and TCU ahead of Nike’s The Opening finals in Oregon. Chase attended LSU’s satellite camp in New Orleans, then camped in Baton Rouge on June 22. He also made a stop at TCU after participating in the Pylon 7-on-7 National Championship in June, too.
Chase was originally scheduled to commit to either LSU or TCU on July 3 on NFL Network, but a scheduling snafu prevented him from making a decision. He opted to hold off on a decision, leading to a Florida visit this weekend.
LSU is emphasizing the wide receiver position in 2018, as the Tigers will lose D.J. Chark and Russell Gage after the 2017 season and are looking to restock out wide. Chase is a huge part of that effort.
Sources maintain that Chase could be a Tiger by the time National Signing Day rolls around. However, the 4-star wideout said he was 100-percent committed to the Gators.