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Former Oregon WR Ashton Cozart Announces Transfer Destination

Cozart will head back to his home state of Texas to continue his college football career.
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Former Oregon Ducks wide receiver Ashton Cozart has announced his commitment to the SMU Mustangs. He shared his decision over social media on Wednesday.

"I'm staying home!" Cozart wrote in a commitment post.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Cozart moved to Flower Mound, Texas to spend most of his high school years playing football at Marcus High School.

After signing with the Oregon Ducks as a four-star recruit in the 2023 class, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound wide receiver chose to enter the transfer portal in the days leading up to this year's Pac-12 Championship game. 

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Ashton Cozart before a game against Washington State.

Oregon Ducks wide receiver Ashton Cozart goes through warm up drills before a game against the Washington State Cougars.

He didn't see any snaps during his freshman season at Oregon and will have all four years of his college eligibility upon arriving at in Dallas, as the Mustangs make their way to the ACC for the 2024 season. Cozart was one of five wide receivers that Junior Adams signed during the previous recruiting cycle and was one of two prep signees along with former five-star Jurrion Dickey

The Under Armour All-American selection is one of seven total Oregon players that have entered the transfer portal since the offseason began, and one of two wide receivers along with junior Kris Hutson.

Oregon fans are still awaiting the NFL Draft decision of record-setting wide receiver Troy Franklin, although the expectation is that he'll choose to go pro following a stellar 2023 season. 

Aside from Franklin, the Ducks are weighing their options in the transfer portal to bolster a wide receiver corps that is currently headlined by Tez Johnson, Traeshon Holden and Gary Bryant Jr. Oregon currently holds a pair of verbal commitments from wide receivers in the 2024 class in Dillon Gresham and Jack Ressler.