ASU offers Coben Bourguet a Preferred Walk-On spot

Coben Bourguet. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Arizona State offered former Salpointe standout Coben Bourguet a preferred walk-on (PWO) spot earlier today and, according to his family, Coben is heading back to campus as soon as possible to begin training along side his brother Trenton Bourguet who is a redshirt freshman QB with the Sun Devils.

According to their father, Toby Bourguet, Coben has been training and gaining weight over the last few months in preparation for this offer. Coben graduated from Salpointe in 2020. Former Arizona standout Bobby Wade made the phone call to the Bourguet family and Wade is now a receivers coach with ASU.

“Honestly is just a blessing and kind of unexpected,” Coben said. “I’m going to talk to coach Wade to figure out the logistics but I’m pretty sure it’s for a receiver.”

When asked about the possibility of playing with his brother Trenton he replied, “I’m really looking forward to it. It’s just like the old the days to get back on the field with him. Nothing new, just a different stage.”

Coben getting the call from Bobby Wade. (Bourguet Family Photo)


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