Kohl elated to follow in brother's footsteps

Kohl elated to follow in brother's footsteps

It's not hard to find similarities between Kody Kohl, and older brother Trevor. The younger Kohl's commitment to Arizona State on Wednesday just became the latest point of comparison.

"I'm super stoked about it," admitted the 6-3 220 Kody Kohl. "My brother playing for Arizona State helped my recruitment a lot. But I also think that they (ASU) know I can help them a lot too at tight end. I move very well and I do a good job catching the ball.

"My brother mainly plays the H-Back position but the coaches said that they want me to also play at tight end and as a slot wide receiver. They said they want to move me a lot in this offense and I'm very excited to do that."

Kohl reported weight room marks of 275 lbs. benching, 435 squatting and 330 on the power clean. The tight end was receiving interest from Pac-12 schools such as Colorado, Arizona, Stanford and Oregon State. Arizona State joined that pursuit in earnest after Kohl impressed the Sun Devils at last Sunday's maroon and gold camp and were the first school to offer the tight end.

"That's probably the biggest reason why ASU offered me," said Kohl who was clocked running a 4.6 40-yard dash in that event. "I didn't have a great (junior) season but was able to show my skills in camp. The coaches really liked my athleticism and they liked how I played the game. A lot of the coaches knew me there because they knew my brother and they said I had a good football mentality.

"ASU offered me today and after they did I talked to my dad and brother. But I was already sure about what I wanted to do. I was very surprised I got offered today even though the coaches kind of mentioned it on Sunday."

In a previous interview current ASU tight end Trevor Kohl told Devils Digest's Joe Healey about the example he was setting to his younger brother by being a member of the Sun Devils.

"My little brother looks up to me," said Trevor Kohl, "and I want him to be able to see that I'm a Sun Devil and playing on the field."

"When my brother became a Sun Devil I did want to follow in his footsteps," said Kody Kohl. "We always talked about wanting to be Sun Devils because it was our favorite school. Being his younger brother I obviously want to be better than him. I know right now he is better than me and I just want to try and reach his level.

"He inspires me in everything I do."

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