Connecticut QB Eyeing Notre Dame Visit

Schools are starting to take notice of Xavier High (Middletown, Conn.) quarterback Tim Boyle, and Notre Dame is one of them. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Boyle was invited to junior day on March 24, and already holds offers.

If Tim Boyle decides to visit Notre Dame for the March 24 junior day, there is a strong change he leaves with a full-fledged offer.

The 6-fot-4, 210-pound quarterback from Xavier High (Middletown, Conn.) holds offers from Syracuse, Connecticut and Boston College, but his recruitment is expanding out of the region. He recently visited Florida, and Notre Dame has been on him a lot lately.

"They would like him to come out," Xavier coach Sean Marinan said. "The coaches want to meet him in person and have a conversation with him and talk to him, but they indicated if that went well they would, all likelihood, offer him."

Boyle split time last season since Xavier had a senior quarterback, but he will be the starter as a senior. In 2011, he completed 31 of 48 passes for 716 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

He also had some designed running plays and finished with 141 yards and four touchdowns on 22 carries, but his forte is throwing the ball.

"He's more of a pocket kid," Marinan said. "He has the ability to escape, but at the college level he's not going to be a big-time runner because he's not fast enough yet. That could come because he's starting to fill out a little bit."

One thing all the schools like about Boyle is his arm strength.

"They like his release, they like his arm," Marinan said. "He has a strong arm and he's 6-4, 210 pounds. He's got everything they want. They just want to meet him. That's what Notre Dame wants. They just want to be able to pick his brain and see where his head is at as far reading defenses and things like that.

"I think he needs to continue to progress with his understanding of defenses and his reads so the game will slow down even more for him. It's just typical maturation stuff of any young kid."

The Irish invited Boyle to junior day, but he is yet to make a decision on whether to attend. Boyle does like the Irish, but having five-star Gunner Keil, the top quarterback in the 2012 class, on campus.

"Who wouldn't like that school, but they have the No. 1 quarterback in the country in a freshman next year, so we'll see," Marinan said. "But he's excited about it, as I think anyone would be." Top Stories