Cabral, Turner enjoy unofficial ASU Homecoming visits

Two of Arizona State's 2016 commits from out of state visited Tempe for the Sun Devils' game against Washington and spoke with us about the experience.

Cohl Cabral and Tre Turner are solidly committed to Arizona State and their recent unofficial visits to campus only increased their excitement for next season and beyond.  

ASU defeated Washington 27-17 Saturday Nov. 14 and Cabral and Turner witnessed the comeback.

Cabral is a three-star offensive lineman from Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and Turner is a three-star running back from Holy Cross High School in New Orleans. Cabral finished his high school career and Turner is in the middle of the playoffs.

Both committed athletes enjoyed the come from behind win, connected well with their future coaches and teammates. They will both be back in Tempe, Ariz., for their official visits in January 2016.

Turner loved his first game at Sun Devil Stadium.

“It was great,” Turner said. “All the coaches were great. I got a chance to meet some of the commits and I’m really excited about next year, about our class, our incoming recruiting class and I liked the atmosphere of the stadium and the game.”  

Turner and Cabral reportedly visited along with three-star junior college defensive end Koron Crump -- who committed to the Sun Devils a day after his trip -- and four-star USC commit safety C.J. Pollard.

Crump committed Monday after the visit and became commit No. 16 of the 2016 class for ASU. Turner has been playing attention to the other players who have committed to ASU.

“We just feel like we’re going to come in and make a big impact,” Turner said. “We think that we’re going to be one of the top recruiting classes in the nation seeing that we have a lot of great players, a lot of four-star prospect players. So we were just talking about how we’re going to come in and be great basically.”

Cabral and Turner saw ASU fall behind Washington 17-0 and then score 27 unanswered points to pick up the victory.

They said they were impressed by the way the Sun Devils turned things around in the second half and celebrated in the locker room after the game.

“Everyone was all excited,” Cabral said. “They were very emotional. It was a good win because it was their Homecoming game.”

Cabral and Turner got to spend a limited amount of time with their future position coaches. They said they will have longer conversions with their coaches when they come back for an official in January.  

Cabral said he spoke with offensive coordinator Mike Norvell, defensive coordinator Keith Patterson and offensive line coach Chris Thomsen.

He also spoke with current ASU offensive lineman and asked them to give him their honest opinion about playing for Thomsen.

Cabral said the lineman assured him that there is no difference between Thomsen the coach and Thomsen the recruiter.  

“(They said) he’s the same guy that you sit down in a meeting room with as the same guy when you’re sitting there with your parents to talk to him,” Cabral said.

Turner said he talked with Norvell and ASU running backs coach Josh Martin.

He said he communicates with Martin once a week and has built a strong relationship with him. Last weekend was the first time they talked in person.

“I can tell him anything that I need to say, ask him any questions that I need to get answered,” Turner said. “But, in person it was great. We clicked well and I think that I’m going to really like him.”


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