Commit watch: Future Sun Devils in action

How did Arizona State commits perform in their games from the last week? We have a recap of their performances.

It did not take long for Arizona State’s newest commit to make an impact in his game Friday.

Vista Murrieta High School senior wide receiver Kyle Williams took the opening kickoff for a 90-yard touchdown return.

“I caught it right around the 15-yard line,” Williams said. “So I catch it and I run. I see the hole and I just started through the hole and we had some good blocks by my special teams and my teammates did an excellent job blocking. From there, I just ran free.”

Williams’s touchdown ignited a rout and Vista Murrieta defeated Lakewood 43-7.

Williams, a three-star wide receiver from Murrieta, Calif., was not done after his first touchdown. He hooked up with Vista Murrieta junior quarterback Kade Greely for two more scores.

According to the Press-Enterprise, Williams finished with 96 yards on six catches with three touchdowns and did not play in the second half. The Vista Murrieta offense only accumulated 154 total yards; therefore, Williams accounted for 62 percent of the team’s offense.

Williams said the Lakewood cornerbacks gave him a large cushion so a lot of his receiving yards came after the catch.

“We were just trying to take advantage of their splits,” Williams said. “I would slide out wide and they would put a corner out there with the safety in the middle of the field. So, he kind of gave me freedom from the numbers to the hash so we kind of took advantage of that.

“A lot of my success came from underneath and me running the ball from the line of scrimmage after I caught the ball.”

Williams and Vista Murrieta remain undefeated at 3-0.

Another Sun Devil commit flourished in another rout in the Inland Empire region of Southern California last week.

Norte Vista senior running back Freddie Holly ran for over 200 yards in Norte Vista’s 65-28 win over Hesperia Thursday Sept. 17.

Holly is a three-star running back from Riverside, Calif.

According to MaxPreps.com, Holly had 24 carries for 284 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns. Holly’s longest scamper went for 55 yards.

Holly said he added a lot of strength in the offseason and got his weight up to 220 pounds. He said he is running at a weight of about 210 now but he can still see his increase in size make an impact on the field.

He has noticed defenders have tried to tackle him low around the ankles instead of head on.

“I’ll have to like hurdle and do stuff like that to prevent people from trying to tackle me like that,” Holly said. “Obviously, they’re scared and they do not want to try and hit me probably because they see that I’ve gotten bigger.”

Holly and Norte Vista are now 3-0 on the season.

Another ASU running back commit, Tre Turner, was limited in his game Friday Sept. 18. Turner and his Holy Cross team defeated Calmette 35-20.

Turner, a three-star running back from New Orleans, La., has been battling a shoulder injury. His coaches said he's fully cleared but they limited his touches Friday night against Calmette according to the New Orleans Advocate.

Even with a small workload, Turner rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

Lincoln Christian senior quarterback and ASU tight end commit Jared Bubak had two touchdowns in his team’s 57-22 loss to Ashland-Greenwood Friday Sept. 18.

Bubak, a three-star recruit from Lincoln, Neb., plays quarterback for Lincoln Christian and ran for a 1-yard and a 4-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter according to MaxPreps.com.

ASU wide receiver commit and Fort Bend Marshall senior quarterback Jeremy Smith failed to score Friday night.

Smith and Fort Bend Marshall lost to Foster 33-0 according to the Houston Chronicle.

Smith is a three-star wide receiver from Missouri City, Tex., The highlight of his night happened when he threw a 77-yard pass to junior wide receiver Dakota Thompson.

ASU three-star offensive lineman commit Cohl Cabral and his Los Osos High School teammates defeated JW North 42-26, as reported by MaxPreps.com.

Cabral is an offensive tackle from Rancho Cucamonga, Calif,. and he recorded one solo tackle in the dominating win.

Recently Cabral was selected to participate in the Under Armour All-American Game in Florida in January.

ASU commit and four-star defensive end Christian Hill and his teammates lost Saturday Sept. 19 to the New Mexico Military Institute 24-20 according to the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference website.

Hill, a defensive end from Glendale Ariz., recorded three solo tackles and a tackle for loss resulting in two negative yards for the New Mexico Military Institute.

Three-star cornerback and ASU commit J’Marcus Rhodes and the Kilgore College football team lost 61-32 to Trinity Valley Community College Saturday Sept. 19 according to the Kilgore College website. No individual statistics were available.

Three-star cornerback and ASU commit Robbie Robertson plays for Dematha Catholic in Hyattsville, Md., the No. 4 ranked high school team in the country according to USA Today.

Dematha remains undefeated (3-0) after beating La Salle College of Wyndmoor, Penn., 32-12 Friday Sept. 18.


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