40 Acres Forecast: Taylor Doyle

We continue our look at scholarship players on Texas' 2015 roster with C Taylor Doyle.

Taylor Doyle




6-foot-4/300 pounds

High School:

Austin, Texas/Lake Travis




2014 Preview

Talk about having the next-man-up mentality, Doyle had played in only two games between his redshirt freshman and sophomore seasons but ended up playing in all 13 games with 11 starts as a junior.

He started the last 11 games of the season beginning with three starts at guard. He took over as starting center against Oklahoma, a position he hadn’t played before, helping the offense gain 482 yards, including a career-best 334 passing yards by Swoopes.

The coaching staff praised Doyle for his leadership as he was one of the team’s main representatives at media functions for the majority of the season.


2015 Preview

Doyle has seen all of the first-team reps at center this fall despite great effort by the ever-improving Jake Raulerson.

He’s seen as one of the main leaders on the team and a guy the coaching staff can trust because of his knowledge for the game.

He’s one of the anchors of an offensive line that should be much improved from a season ago.


HD Projection

Who would have thought that Doyle would be in this position right now, about to start his second season as Texas starting center? If you are raising your hand you are either related or a dear friend of Doyle’s.

I’m not sure he even expected to be starting at center right now, given he didn’t have any prior experience there before last season.

But he handled it well and grew with the position. He’s got the trust of the coaching staff and his teammates to get the job done.

He’s going to start but the he’ll have to be on top of his game as Raulerson is on his heels, and will remain there.


How he ended up on the 40 Acres

There was no real secret to this one as the three-time state champion at Lake Travis wanted to stay home at UT all along.


High School Highlights

Coached by Hank Carter at Lake Travis High School … all-state, all-area and two-time first-team all-district performer on the offensive line … three-year starter and three-time state champion … three-year starter who recorded 193 knockdowns while starting 48 consecutive games, helping Lake Travis compile a 46-2 record and win three straight state championships … earned first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press as a senior… graded 82 percent and recorded 85 knockdowns in 16 starts while helping Lake Travis average 36.9 points per game… [info from this last section gathered from TexasSports.com]



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