Ely Doyle

Tempe visit boosts Arizona State chances with four-star safety Ely Doyle

The West's No. 6 safety prospect Ely Doyle is being targeted by the Sun Devils with a decision likely coming in the next couple months.

One of the West's top 2018 safety prospects is strongly considering Arizona State. 

Ely Doyle, a 6-foot-0, 190 pound safety at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, California, visited ASU this weekend during Pat's Run. 

"Coach (Todd) Graham talked about discipline, character, and academics with me and my family," Doyle said. "Also talked about how he loves my character and the type of player I am. Me and (secondary) coach (T.J.) Rushing watched film together and talked about the policies of being a part of the defense and a sun devil."

High expectations for the visit were met or exceeded, according to Doyle, and the Sun Devils are now among his top college options. That's particularly meaningful because Doyle just concluded a Midwest trip during spring break that included stops at Illinois, Northwestern, Notre Dame and Purdue. 

"The (ASU) visit went really good," Doyle said. "I loved what I saw and what was presented to me today. Had a good time talking with coach Graham also. He is a good coach and person! Toured the campus and I love it up there."

Doyle is the No. 6 ranked safety prospect in the West and No. 31 nationally. He had 59 tackles as a junior for 3-7 Alemany, and is known for his physical play and ball pursuit. 

The Sun Devils are recruiting Doyle to play the Spur position.

"I feel like I'm a perfect fit for the program," Doyle said. "I would transition easily into the ASU defense."


ASU, Boston College, Dartmouth, Fresno State, Hawaii, Montana State, Nevada, New Mexico, Northwestern, Purdue, UCLA, UNLV, Utah and Washington State have reportedly extended a scholarship offer to Doyle. 

UCLA could be strong competition for the Sun Devils, as several of Doyle's coaches at Alemany played for the Bruins. He's also listed Northwestern, Utah and Washington State has strong contenders. 

Doyle had been planning to make his college commitment on July 4, but now said he is likely to push that date up. He has no immediate upcoming visit plans but did say he plans to be back on ASU's campus in the near future.

"Just getting ready for spring ball (now," Doyle said. "I'm going to definitely be back on (ASU's) campus soon."

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