QB Boyle Grabs Florida Offer

Xavier High (Middletown, Conn.) quarterback Tim Boyle threw for Florida on Tuesday, and a day later he learned he earned an offer from the Gators. Boyle then spoke to Scout.com about the offer, what he knows about Florida and if a visit to campus is in his future.

It was early Tuesday morning but it didn't impact Xavier High (Middletown, Conn.) quarterback Tim Boyle's performance. Not by the least.

A 7:15 a.m. throwing session for Florida offensive coordinator Brent Pease morphed into an opportunity the 6-fot-4, 215-pound Boyle only dreamed about growing up.

During a Wednesday evening phone conversation, Pease told Boyle that Florida was extending an offer.

"He said consider yourself offered right now," Boyle said. "We want you down to see the head coach and talk to him. He wants me down there to be comfortable with the offense, the coaches. He wants the procedure to go forward and he's excited that he offered me."

The offer comes three days after Pittsburgh extended an offer to Boyle, who also threw for Oregon on Friday.

The feedback Boyle is getting from coaches relates to a high release point, very good arm strength and accuracy. His demeanor, intelligence and maturity are also shining through.

"(Pease) said he liked the way I handled myself early in the morning, and how I threw," Boyle said. "He told me that if he were me, he'd want to go back inside and get a couple more hours of sleep. He said he liked my determination and my poise, the way I handled myself."

Boyle's recruitment is just starting to take off because he played in a limited capacity last season behind a senior quarterback. He completed 31 of 48 passes for 716 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

He also holds offers from Connecticut, Syracuse, Massachusetts and Boston College, but the Florida one is a bit different.

"It's always been my dream to play in the SEC, and to get my first SEC offer is crazy," Boyle said. "It's a huge level of play. The SEC has how national championships? It's the highest level of competition.

"Florida is looking good right now. They're doing all the right things. The program is going up."

Boyle is planning a trip to Gainesville, and it won't be his first one. He was there last summer, and immediately felt comfortable, but this one will be much more informational.

"It's going to be an unofficial visit, but they're going to take me through the process of an official visit, but with me paying for everything" he said. "They're going to show me the facilities again, the coaches are going to show me some film, they'll introduce me to the quarterbacks and show me some film with them."

As for his first visit to campus, Boyle had a tremendous time.

"I loved it," he said. "When I was down there, I fell in love with the campus. When you go to a campus, it hits you or doesn't hit you. I wasn't nervous. I felt at home. It was a good atmosphere in that regard."


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