Cabral impressed with ASU after visits

Despite being from out of state, offensive tackle prospect Cohl Cabral has visited Arizona State three times in the last six months and is a big fan of what he's seen.

Offensive lineman prospect Cohl Cabral from Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., is a hot prospect. Arizona State coaches have had an interest in Cabral for a long time and Cabral said they continue to pursue him hard.

Cabral said he has visited ASU three times and claims an offer from the Sun Devils. But the offers continue to roll in.

In early April, Scout.com reported he received an offer from USC head coach Steve Sarkisian.

In March, Cabral told Scout he was being pursued hardest by ASU, Cal and Washington State. Cabral said this week ASU has shown a constant interest in him since then.

Cabral said he is intrigued by ASU in part because of what coach Todd Graham and his staff have been able to accomplish during their tenure in Tempe.

“Their coaching staff, the players, the school and the atmosphere that they have there is just tremendous for what coach Graham has been able to do in the last couple years that he has been there.

“A couple years ago they weren’t the top dog to watch out for and once Graham and his staff got in there, they turned that program around tremendously of the wins and losses.”

Besides Graham’s recent success, Cabral said he is interested in ASU because of the work ethic of its players.

He said he has also been playing close attention to which players ASU has recruited recently.

Cabral said he visited ASU to watch the Notre Dame game last season, for the Sun Devils’ junior day this year, and took a trip to Tempe during his spring break last month.

On his trip during spring break, Cabral said he visited when the Sun Devils did not have a scheduled practice. He said he went into the weight room and saw players working out on their own time.

He said seeing that really impressed him.

“They want strive to be better than they were at when they walked into the weight room or on the field,” Cabral said.

Cabral is a 6-foot-5, 255 pound and 3-star offensive lineman. He said he is being recruited by ASU offensive line coach Chris Thomsen and graduate assistant offensive line coach Josh Martin.

Cabral said Thomsen told him he would play tackle in the ASU system.

ASU is not the only school that has interest in acquiring Cabral’s size and talent for its team.

Besides the offer from ASU and USC, Cabral reportedly has offers from Arizona, Cal, Fresno State, Kansas, Michigan, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State.

Cabral said ASU has kept the same pace in showing interest in him. Since March, he said Washington State has backed off a little bit. He said Nevada and Oregon have really jumped in recently and shown a lot of interest.

During his spring break, Cabral said he also visited Boise State, Oregon State, Utah and Washington State.

When it comes to his summer plans, Cabral said he does not have any other unofficial visits set in stone.

Since he has already visited ASU three times, he said he will only come back down to Tempe on a spur of the moment decision when he has a free weekend.

One thing is for certain when it comes to his recruitment, Cabral is a researcher. He said it is really important who his future teammates will be, especially on the offensive line.

Cabral said he has been paying attention to what offensive linemen signed with ASU last year. Cabral said he knows those linemen will be who he spends most of his time around and it is a big factor in his recruitment.

“I’m looking them up online and doing my homework on the school and what not and who they’ve brought in, who I’ve already talked to I’ve met or guys that I’ve seen and watched play a little bit,” Cabral said.

Cabral said he does not have any front runners in his recruitment at this point. He said he will cut down his list in the next two weeks and confirmed that ASU will make the first cut.

When it comes to his commitment he is looking at a possible date sometime in June after the schools year comes to a close.


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