Kotler will compete for playing time as a 2008 junior.
He did not make an appearance as a 2007 sophomore.
In his 2006 redshirt freshman season, Kotler made one appearance and had one at-bat for the Trojans.
Kotler redshirted in his 2005 freshman season.
He played as an outfielder and catcher at Calabasas (Calif.) High.
He is majoring in business...parents are Jon and Patti...his father works at USC's Annenberg School of Communication...has one brother, Ryan...lists Jason Brown as his biggest sports hero...favorite movie is Pulp Fiction...favorite TV shows is The Colbert Report...birthdate is Feb. 3, 1986.