2012 QB Doyle Visits Gators

Tucked away in the Bay State is one of the best kept signal callers for the class of 2012, A.J. Doyle. The 6-3 and 228-pound West Roxbury (MA) Catholic Memorial School star talks Gators.

"I loved the campus, and the stadium," A.J. Doyle said. "I liked how everything seemed to be very inviting and friendly. Unfortunately, I did not have a chance to meet with, or even introduce myself to coach Meyer. But I did have a chance to talk with coach Loeffler multiple times. I enjoyed talking with him, and certainly very knowledgeable about the game and the quarterback position. I would certainly be extremely privileged to attend UF and learn from him, not only about football but life. Also I loved the fact that he has coached my two quarterback idols in Tom Brady and Tim Tebow."

Speaking of the camp, Doyle talked about his performance and what he needs to focus on moving forward.

"I felt I had a very good camp, I thought my footwork was very good. On some of my passes I thought I threw nice balls and they were on target. But I still need to continue to improve my footwork and how I finish off my throws and take some of the pressure on my front foot off, so I do not buckle my knee or have someone role up underneath it and cause serious damage. I loved working out in front of the coaches, especially going in as an unknown guy trying to make a name for myself and really showcase my talents as a quarterback. I also believe that being an unknown guy it put a little bit of pressure on me to perform, and I felt I was able to overcome that pressure.

"At this time I have not received any verbal offers, but some schools that have shown interest in me are Notre Dame, Boston College, Penn State and UConn. Also I have received mail, and or emails from USC, Tennessee, and Stanford."

Even though Catholic Memorial only finished .500 Doyle was able to put up some impressive numbers along the way.

"My team went 5-5 this past season, but we were a very young team. At one point during the season we had 12 sophomores starting. I completed 90 of 177 passes for 1202 yards and 10 TD passes, my longest pass was 80 yards, on a very run oriented team. I ran the ball 50 times for 219 yards and scored four times, my longest run was 28 yards. I also punted for my team, I punted 23 times for 791 yards, my longest being 51 yards."

Doyle has great upside and potential and is surrounded by talented coaches and players that will only bring out the best in him and his abilities moving forward.

"I am very fortunate to work with coach Brent Williams, former 11 year NFL player who is an advisor to my family and I. My quarterbacks coach is Mark Harl who played for Boston College, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins and the Colts. I have the opportunity to work out with some of Massachusetts top players - Albert Louis-Jean of Brockton High, Marcus Grant of Lawrence Academy, and two of my high school teammates Armarni Reeves and Camren Williams. On April 25 of this year I was named MVP for the Boston session of the National Underclassmen Combine."

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