2011 Intro: Ryan Doyle

WAKE FOREST, N.C. --- Wake Forest-Rolesville High School has always had a reputation of producing big linemen. With the 2011 class, two of those linemen are on track to continue their football careers on the Division I-A level – Dylan Intemann and Ryan Doyle.

"First and foremost, when you're talking about Division I athletes, especially linemen, these programs are looking for bigger, athletic kids," Wake Forest-Rolesville head football coach Reggie Lucas said. "With both of these guys, they have good size and they are athletic.

"As far as the program itself, we were just fortunate these kids were assigned to Wake Forest-Rolesville and are coming through our system. I think every school has its span of getting a certain caliber of athletes."

Doyle, however, credits the program.

"We have a fantastic weight program," Doyle said. "We get in there and we're lifting hard everyday. The weight lifting class at school is mandatory. You're in there for an hour and a half lifting weights."

Intemann has held three scholarship offers for the past couple of months. Doyle, on the other hand, received his first scholarship offer, from Maryland, a week ago.

"I guess you can say [the Maryland offer] was kind of a surprise," Doyle said. "[Maryland] emailed me a lot, but I didn't get a whole lot of letters and the coaches never came and saw me."

"Maryland has been recruiting him for about a year now," Lucas said. "I guess after evaluating him from this past season, they were satisfied with what they saw."

Meanwhile, according to Lucas, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and NC State appear poised to follow Maryland's lead.

"I really feel like he will get several other offers," Lucas said.

The past two seasons, Doyle has started at left tackle in Wake Forest-Rolesville's wing-t offense.

"Ryan is very athletic… and runs well," Lucas said. "Ryan could play anywhere on our front line. He could even step out to tight end and play that position."

One of the defining characteristics of the wing-T offense is the constant pulling of its guards. With Doyle's athleticism, the Wake Forest-Rolesville staff has discussed the possibility of moving him to one of the guard spots.

"Without question we definitely have thought about it and have talked about it this spring," Lucas said. "Actually, he has played some guard already this spring in spring drills.

"We have some talented JV players coming up this year to fill the holes created by graduation. But when you have a talented lineman like Ryan, we won't hesitate to put him at guard to get him pulling."

Most schools, including Maryland, are recruiting Doyle as an offensive tackle. Georgia Tech, who is recruiting him as an offensive guard, is the only known exception.

Lucas can definitely envision Doyle growing into a guard.

"I think right now he fits the guard build, because he runs really well and he's really athletic," Lucas said. "… Ryan has a lot of potential to develop his body. I visualize him being a big, quick guard."

This weekend, Doyle and his father are visiting Maryland for its junior day. He also hopes to make it to Georgia Tech's upcoming junior day.

Doyle is currently favoring those two schools.

"I'd like to be an architect or an engineer," Doyle said. "Maryland has a very good program for architecture and Georgia Tech has a very, very good one. So those two [schools] definitely stand out."

Doyle plans to take his time with his recruitment and not rush a verbal commitment. However, he admitted that there's a small chance that he could commit to Maryland this weekend during his visit.

Doyle plans to include Duke within his camping stops this summer. He camped at Duke and UNC last year.

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