Top247 WR Ashton Cozart moves from Oklahoma to Oregon

Top247 WR Ashton Cozart moves from Oklahoma to Oregon

After an official weekend visit to Oregon, Flower Mound (Texas) Marcus Top247 2023 receiver Ashton Cozart announced his commitment to the Ducks.

Cozart had been a verbal in Oklahoma since February. It becomes the No. 5 commitment of the head coach Dan Lanning and Oregon freshmen in the ascending senior cycle.

“The PNW is my home,” Cozart told 247Sports over the weekend.

“Being here right now makes me feel good. The Dan Lanning The times and the staff are special and this cannot be explained.

“It is special.”

Cozart shows off a special ability on film. As a junior, he used his 10.74 100m speed to turn 36 receptions into 680 yards and 11 touchdowns. He will play in the Under Armor All-American game after his senior season.

“He’s a different kid than anyone I’ve coached in this class because of his size and he’s got long arms, a long chest and he’s got speed,” coach Margin Hooks said. A standout pass catcher at BYU, Hooks has trained some of the best receivers in the country in recent cycles. “It’s a plus for him because he can point the ball high. He can do things a little guy can do but do things a big guy can do. It’s a mix. I like it. aggression and competitiveness. In college, I think he will be a home run hitter, someone who will change the pitch in an instant.

Cozart is ranked by Top247 as the No. 17 receiver in the nation and No. 140 prospect overall.

“Multisport data suggests Cozart has a lot of developmental advantages,” said 247Sports national analyst and Lone Star State native Gabe Brooks. “We’re looking for verified speed whether it’s track or test and he’s done both with impressive numbers. He’s been really good in a 7-on-7 context and had an encouraging junior year and I’m expect him to be the main attraction this fall for his team.”

Oregon has a receiver need on the roster and they’re meeting it in spades with Cozart joining his fellow blue-chipper Curse Dickey, the No. 9 receiver of the Top247. Dickey is an explosive point guard who shines in all facets of the game and will play in the All-American Bowl.

“They have two guys who complement each other extremely well,” said 247Sports national analyst Cooper Petagna. “You’ve got a big body in Dickey that’s not only dynamic at the catch point, but also a run-after-catch threat. Then you have the speed and playability of Ashton Cozart who is not just a vertical threat but a guy who is versatile and can play inside and out. The idea of ​​building a reception hall is like a basketball team and it’s two guys working against each other.

“Anytime you can add multiple offensive weapons with the physical specs and the verified athleticism and layered background that these guys have, that’s a good thing,” Brooks added.

Oregon also added the Top247 receiver Kyler Kasper to the Class of 2022, a reclassification in the 2023 cycle. Like Dickey and Cozart, he was also an All-American like Lanning, Junior Adams and society are setting a standard for the caliber of wide receiver they’ll take under this regime in Eugene.

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