Massachusetts quarterbackA.J. Doyle took a visit to NC State over the weekend and he shared his thoughts on the experience with Pack Pride shortly after the trip was over.
Doyle is teammates with Camren Williams and Armani Reeves, two of the top athletes in the Northeast from the Class of 2012. Williams recently committed to Penn State and those two are drawing most of the headlines from West Roxbury (MA) Catholic Memorial.
Nonetheless, Doyle is a prospect to watch even though he doesn't have the lengthy offer list to match his two more heralded teammates. The 6-3, 224-pound quarterback does have an offer from UMass, an FCS school, and schools like NC State have promised to keep in touch and continue to evaluate him.
How did Doyle think his trip to Raleigh went?
"It was great," Doyle said. "I got there and they treated me like royalty. I walked in and they came down right away. They said coach Petercuskie had told everybody I was coming and so they gave me a tour of everything. Then I sat in coach Bible's quarterbacks meeting.
"He was talking about the new pass plays they were putting into the practice. The receivers ended up coming in and were going over that. We were watching a little film from the previous day's practice, just looking at certain plays and how they should be improving.
"It was a great experience. We went on the field and coach Bible told me to stand with the quarterbacks. I listened to the plays being called and I was trying to understand everything, just to see what they're trying to do."
The football program obviously impressed Doyle, and he enjoyed the interaction with the coaches and recruits that he came into contact with. He also liked the school itself.
"It's a beautiful school," Doyle added. "I mean, I love it. I was down there last year about this time and I really like what they have to offer. I'm a little bit familiar with coach O'Brien's staff because they were up at BC for a long time when I really started to watch football. I like all their staff, especially coach Bible."
If you can't tell based on the comments above, Doyle plans on keeping in good contact with the Pack.
"I think I'm definitely going to start communicating with them a little more. I think they're going to offer. I don't know if it's going to be next week or in the next couple of months, but they're definitely one of the schools that's highly interested in me. I was talking to coach Petercuskie and I'm in that top handful of quarterbacks on the list they have. I just feel good about the way they treated me. Just from talking to all the coaches I've got the feeling they're very interested in me. I'm very interested in them too."
While on the road Doyle ended up stopping off at Maryland and he said he also enjoyed his trip to College Park. He doesn't have any favorites yet.
"It's still kind of early for that," he said. "I only have the one offer right now so I can't start narrowing my schools down. Within the next few months I should have a better feeling for that."
Doyle Enjoys Visit
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