BEAVERTON, Ore. — Ja’Marr Chase is less than 72 hours away from giving his commitment to either LSU or TCU.
Without question, this process has been draining.
Chase, a 4-star prospect and the No. 2 wide receiver from Louisiana, has narrowed his decision down to the Tigers and Horned Frogs and is close to deciding between the two. Still, he is not 100-percent locked in on other but could be leaning in one direction as time whittles down.
“It’s just been going back and forth, a lot of back and forth,” Chase said on Thursday at Nike’s “The Opening” Finals in Oregon.
“I have something that’s in my head right now and that’s my option right now. Both are just great schools and everything about them is great … both schools.”
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect from Archbishop Rummel (La.) High School in New Orleans visited both LSU and TCU over the past week. After his top at LSU’s elite high school camp on Thursday, Chase hinted that he could be favoring the in-state power.
The back-and-forth has not stopped, so when Chase begins to put his attention of his upcoming decision he is hopeful that he wakes up with one clear-cut favorite.
“I have just been praying on it and hoping that this is it and what I want to go with,” Chase outlined. “So far, (at The Opening) I have been trying not to worry about recruiting and having fun. I’m kind of hoping that I just wake up with it.”
One of Chase’s teammates at The Opening is TCU commit Justin Rogers, who has been vocal that he’s courting the 4-star wide receiver to play with him in Fort Worth, Texas. His high school teammate, Aaron Brule’, has been heavily Crystal Ball picked to TCU after stopping at the Horned Frogs’ campus over the weekend.
Chase was adamant that those connections will not play a role in his.
“It’s not hard,” Chase explained. “I don’t want to mess with their recruitments. I’d love to go to the same schools, but I can’t mess with them.”
Additionally, the blue-chip wideout believes his commitment to either LSU or TCU on Sunday will be his final one. Chase wants to put an exclamation point on his recruitment and dial in on one of those schools between now and February.
“My next commitment, I will be 100-percent committed,” he stated.