A rising prospect from the Midwest is Edina (MN.) junior offensive line/defensive lineman Tommy Doyle. The versatile Doyle displayed his game at the EFT/Adidas Showcase in Chicago and has kept busy by heading up to Minnesota this weekend, a place he is very familiar with. He discusses his experience up there and his conversation with defensive line coach Jeff Phelps.
“I was able to sit on a defensive line meeting before practice and see some of the facilities I never saw on the junior day such as the player lounge,” Doyle told GopherDigest. “Practice was actually a scrimmage, which was fun to watch.”
“I talked with Coach Phelps for a little bit and (Head) Coach (Jerry) Kill stopped over and said hi. My conversation with Coach Phelps was about how my recruiting is going and a little bit about the Gopher defensive line.”
At 6-6, 250-pounds, Doyle is an intriguing player, which has seen his recruitment start to take off and holds two offers from Eastern Michigan and Illinois along with hearing from a number of others. Still, this Gopher legacy recruit hopes to get the opportunity to play one day in TCF Bank Stadium for the hometown team.
“It’s definitely a school of interest,” said Doyle of Minnesota. “I was impressed when I was there and being that both of my parents were athletes at the U makes it a school that would be an honor to play for.”