Doyle Enjoys Iowa Visit

2013 Indianapolis OL Joe Doyle stopped by Iowa on Thursday and came away impressed. He discusses what he liked about the Hawkeyes in this recruiting update.

Joe Doyle came away impressed with his first visit to Iowa on Thursday. He liked the upgrading of facilities and enjoyed the campus. He really liked new offensive line coach Brian Ferentz.

"He was a great guy," said Doyle, a 2013 line recruit from Indianapolis." I really liked his style of coaching and it's really cool that he's younger and fits right in with the players. It seems like he has a really good relationship with his linemen."

While Doyle has yet to receive his first scholarship offer, he feels good about where he stands with the Hawkeyes.

"They said that they're very interested," the 6-foot-6, 225-pound Doyle said. "They said they want to get me out to camp to get to see what kind of player I really am and to get a look at my fundamentals. That's stuff they really can't see on a highlight tape. They didn't get a chance to see me play last year. They just want to see how I play in person before they offer."

Doyle has visited Indiana, Louisville, Wisconsin and Iowa during the last 10 days. He was scheduled to see Ball State on Saturday.

"I feel like Louisville and Ball State will probably offer soon," said Doyle, who plays for Bishop Chatard High.

Doyle reports that he has received summer camp invites from schools like Toledo, Notre Dame, Michigan State and Florida State.

"I don't know if I'm going to reach out to those schools and go to their camps," he said. "I could. I'm probably going to go to the schools that have shown more interest in me."

Doyle appreciates the attention being shown to him by Iowa.

"I really liked all of the coaches," he said. "It's definitely a school I have high interest in. I got a good vibe from it.

"I plan on going back to camp, but we'll see what happens with recruiting until then. It's a priority if I can."

Doyle said he'd like to get his college decision out of the way before his senior season but he won't rush things. He feels like Iowa will be in the picture until his time comes.

"I loved it there when I got there. We were welcomed right away," Doyle said. "I feel like I fit in great there. My dad was telling me as we were leaving how he thought it would be a really good program for me.

"The only negative I could really say is how far it is away from my house. My parents would love to see me play. I think they would make the eight-hour drive or whatever it is."

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