Boyle Back In The Picture For Oregon

Three-star Xavier (Middletown, CT) QB Tim Boyle is still verbally committed to Boston College, but he's taking a look around before making his final decision. On Tuesday, he discussed his possible upcoming visits.

Boyle has been solid with Boston College since June, despite a class that includes two other quarterbacks. Though he says he is still solid with the Eagles, he's been taking a look around at three other schools recently and setting up visits.

"I just want to make sure I make the right decision" Boyle said. "I'm looking at Oregon, Pittsburgh and UConn. I'm probably going to visit UConn tomorrow, maybe a visit to Oregon this weekend and I've been on the phone with Pittsburgh talking back and forth."

Boyle has been in frequent contact as of late with new Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich, who visited Boyle at his high school last spring to see him perform.

"He came to see me at my high school to watch me throw when he was the offensive coordinator and now that he's head coach he's been actively recruiting me," Boyle said. "I've been on the phone with him multiple times and we've been going back and forth on Facebook just trying to set up a visit and if I did go up there it would probably be an official visit to check out the facilities, get around the players and get comfortable with the location. Coach Helfrich has done a great job so far actively recruiting me even after I committed to BC. I applaud him for that. He's a great coach and I look forward to taking the visit."

Boyle said that initially he thought it was odd Helfrich would come all the way to Connecticut to work out a pocket passer. But, according to Boyle, Helfrich is looking to implement his own nuances into the Oregon system that previous head coach Chip Kelly made famous.

"He told me I have a good arm, accuracy and good footwork," Boyle said. "I am a pocket passer, I'm not a dual threat quarterback but he told me that he wants to throw the ball a lot and he wants a pocket passer in the mix with his quarterback. He said I was a good fit."

Boyle continued to praise Helfrich for being honest with him about the system he plans on implementing. Even though he is a pocket passer, he said he has the capability to use his legs if needed.

"You can't be more leaning toward your arm and less dependent on your feet," Boyle said. "I think you need a mixture of both. I'm not going to tear the field up with my feet but I have the capability of escaping from the pocket scrambling for some yards and making something out of a dead play, which is something I think a quarterback needs to have."

Despite his commitment, Boyle said Helfrich has remained in contact with his coaches to see if his commitment had wavered at all since the sumer.

"He's been calling my head coach ever since I committed to BC just to make sure I'm a strong commit and where I stood with the whole college thing," Boyle said. "We've had a really good relationship from then on."

Boyle said he plans on using his visits to UConn and Oregon to get questions answered about their offenses and facilities. Though signing day is approaching, he is feeling no pressure and may take a little more time if need be.

"I don't really have a plan," Boyle said. "Whatever happens, happens. I'm trying to let all of this come to me because if I force things that's when things start going downhill.

"I know signing day is coming up but I'm not really forced to sign on signing day. I may a couple of weeks after signing day to sign. It's just a matter of timing and what happens with upcoming visits."

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