After NFL Network failed to let Ja’Marr Chase announce his college decision on television Monday, the network is working to let him televise his commitment after all.
Chase got bumped from his time slot Monday afternoon when 4-star defensive end Greg Emerson made a surprise commitment to Tennessee. After widespread criticism, the network is now trying to let Chase make his announcement on national television this week, according to Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith.
“We are trying to facilitate him doing it on Total Access,” NFL Network spokesman Alex Riethmiller said.
NFL Total Access is NFL Network’s flagship program, which airs at 7 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday.
The 4-star receiver from Metairie, La., was supposed to announce his commitment to either TCU or LSU during halftime of the 7-on-7 finals at The Opening. Emerson’s commitment, combined with the game running longer than anticipated, kept the network from airing Chase’s decision.
Chase had initially planned to commit on July 2, his grandmother’s birthday, but rescheduled at NFL Network’s request. He told SEC Country’s Sam Spiegelman on Monday that he would likely make his commitment next week.
Chase is the No. 40-ranked receiver in the country for the class of 2018, according to the 247Sports Composite. All of the crystal ball predictions on 247Sports have him picking the Frogs.