Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos offensive tackle Cohl Cabral has been piling up scholarship offers as of late and his latest offer is sure to put the 6-foot-5, 255-pound prospect on even more college coaches' radars. USC officially offered the 2016 three-star lineman this morning and the offer came down from head coach Steve Sarkisian himself. The offer from the Trojans brings Cabral’s total to twelve total and that number is only expected to rise.
Already holding offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise, Cal, Fresno State, Kansas, Michigan, Oregon State, Utah, Vanderbilt and Washington State, Cabral can expect closer to 20 offers by the time National Signing Day rolls around. With Cabral likely to be a highly sought after prospect, Sarkisian wasted no time planting the seeds of USC’s success inside Cabral’s head.
”Sark talked about how I would fit into their offense and their rich history at offensive line,” Cabral said.
Cabral had actually been in contact with USC over the past couple of weeks. He even visited the campus unofficially this past Saturday. While he had a sense that things could be trending in the direction of an offer, he wasn’t completely certain if the Trojans were going to pull the trigger or just continue their recruitment of him for now.
”I had talked to them several times during the last couple of weeks,” Cabral said. “I actually went on a visit this last Saturday to go see the coaches, so I had talked to them a little bit. I kind of had a sense the offer was coming, but I wasn’t for sure about it. Talking to the coaches and getting to meet them and see how they felt about me was what gave me the initial thought that they could offer.”
While it’s still very early in the process, Cabral likes what he sees from USC and realizes what an offer from a school like USC could mean for his future and the rest of his recruitment. Of course, with many other offers on the table and several more likely to come, Cabral is taking them all in and enjoying the process. The Trojans have definitely made an early impact on Cabral and he’s receptive to hearing more from USC.
”The offer from USC ranks high up there,” Cabral said. “Why USC? Because of the offensive line talent that they have had come through their program, the history of the program that they have, and because a degree from there would be amazing. The connections a school like USC can provide outside of football, in the job market, are tremendous.”
USC may be the latest Pac-12 offer for Cabral, but it is far from the school recruiting him the hardest. Of course, USC just got in on Cabral’s recruitment and Sarkisian is known for his closing power, but Cabral said that several other schools are coming after him especially hard right now.
”The schools coming after me the hardest right now would be Cal, Arizona State and Washington State,” Cabral said.
The Trojans are likely to find themselves in a fight for Cabral, but USC has never shied away from a lengthy battle for a top offensive talent. For his part, Cabral is more than happy to be recruited by USC and looks forward to learning more about the school he grew up watching.
”To receive an offer and have the opportunity to be able to play for a school that I grew up watching is a true blessing,” Cabral said.
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