Hawaii is one of five to offer 2018 Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany athlete Ely Doyle

Doyle discusses his recruitment with Hawaii.

Hawaii has been aggressively recruiting for the class of 2017, but a few 2018’ers have caught the staff’s attention too. One such recruit is Mission Hills (Calif.) Bishop Alemany athlete Ely Doyle.


Doyle already has five offers as he prepares for his junior season. Hawaii recently offered him after seeing him at a camp in California.

“I had been talking to Coach Smith for a couple months and we have been communicating with each other a lot,” Doyle said. “After he saw me workout at the camp, it took about two hours and then we were on the phone. He told me how good I did and then he offered me the scholarship. I was blessed. I give all the glory to God. I’m hoping to stay in contact.”

Doyle’s other offers include Nevada, Utah, Montana State and just today he added Washington State. He is also hearing from Nebraska, Stanford and UCLA among others.

“It feels really good,” Doyle said of his recruitment picking up early. “Now I have more confidence. I’m hoping more will come and am staying positive and humble.”

So far, he likes what he is hearing from UH as an option.

“Hawaii is a pretty good school and they have a good academic program,” Doyle said. “I talked to Coach Smith about studying kinesiology and he told me that had a good program for studying that. The football program overall is a good place to be.

“They said they want me at safety,” Doyle added of Hawaii. “They love me at safety. Most schools are looking at me at safety, but Utah offered me as a receiver or athlete.”


Doyle recently transferred from Valencia High School to a place that Hawaii is familiar with - the UH staff has offered three 2017 players from Bishop Alemany. Doyle has received words of encouragement from his teammates and some thoughts on UH. WSN recently talked to one of them, Lamin Touray.

“I just transferred over and the relationship is going well,” Doyle explained. “Touray and (others) treat me as a family and we know each other well. We have a good bond… (Touray) said congratulations to me and that (UH) is a good program and good place to be. He’s excited that I got the offer from them too.”

On the field, Doyle has made his quick impression on coaches with a variety of strengths. Of them, he said, “I have good press on the line, I’m very fast on my feet and with my hands, I can get my hands on receivers real fast. I’m real aggressive and physical to the ball. I have good ball skills.”

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