At 6'1, 220 pounds, Doyle is a three star prospect and Scout.com's No. 54th rated quarterback, but many schools are recruiting the Evant High School prospect as a linebacker at the next level including TCU. "I went to their camp earlier this summer and played linebacker. I did some linebacker drills and they seemed please with what I did. They thought I would be good at the position in college."
The recruiting process has gotten off to a bit of a slow start for Doyle, who has spent the summer traveling to various camps and playing 7 on 7. The Evant High School Prep hopes that the summer will pick up soon. "I'm really hoping as the summer winds down and some of these top guys get committed there will be more opportunities for me. TCU might be one of them. I would love to play linebacker for TCU."
While the 2009 recruit would be okay with playing defense at the next level, Doyle's true desire is to play quarterback. TCU already has a strong verbal commitment from Brownwood Quarterback Casey Pachall (Scout.com's No. 35th rated QB). "Honestly I prefer quarterback, but so many schools think that I'm built like a linebacker so I don't know. I really think, though, I could play QB at the next level, but I will play whatever to play in college," said the senior. "I just want a shot at competing for a starting job. I don't want to go to a school where I know that I won't have a chance to be a starter eventually. I just want to go a school that has some opportunities for me."
Currently the two schools that are sniffing the hardest for Doyle to play QB is Oklahoma State and Texas A&M. "I would definitely say Oklahoma State and A.M. are the main schools that are interested in me that I would consider," stated the dual prospect. "I really think that I'm Oklahoma State's number two guy right now at QB. They are looking at Drew Allen and I don't know what he is going to do, but I really think that I'm the number two guy at Oklahoma State."
Before the senior heads off to college he would like to improve his numbers and help lead Evant High School to the playoffs, one of the few things Doyle has yet to do in his high school career. In addition, Doyle will also be making the move from defensive back (70 tackles and 7 interceptions last year), where he was Second Team All-State, to the linebacker position. "There are a couple reasons for the position change. Some of the schools are looking at me as a linebacker but also because we lost some guys on our defensive line which means our linebackers are moving up there and I'm moving up as well. Really we're just trying to fill some positions."
As a quarterback last year, he threw for over 2,000 yards with 13 touchdowns adding over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns on the ground. The numbers earned him Honorable Mention All-State. While those stats are impressive, Doyle's team finished with a 4-6 record. As a senior, he knows that he has one last shot to turn the ship around. "Twice a day I'm doing speed drills (4.6 forty) and my teammates are lifting their butts off. We are doing everything that is necessary to have a lot better season this year."
Doyle would like to play close to home for his family to be able to watch him. He currently holds a 3.7 GPA and scored an 1140 on his SAT.