Coyle Trying to Build Offer List

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian tight end prospect Chris Coyle has eight scholarship offers, and is trying to add to his collection by making the rounds visiting Pac-10 schools this summer...

Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian tight end Christopher Coyle (6-2, 225) is seeing his offer sheet continue to grow, with eight scholarship offers.

Now he's moving into a busy time for him, visiting some schools, in hopes of hitting getting those offers into double digits.

Coyle told us last week: "I've been offered by Washington State, Air Force, Utah, UNLV, Portland State, Duke, Boise State and Army. I think Washington is the next school that could be closest to offering. I talked to them and they said they wanted me to get up there and see the campus and that it would be beneficial. They would get to see me and my size and possibly offer."

So Coyle went to Seattle this week, visiting Washington on Monday.

"I got a tour of the university and it went well," said Coyle. "They talked to (Oaks Christian) Coach (Bill) Redell and said they really want me but they didn't give any date for an offer."

Coyle enjoyed the visit to Washington, though, like most of the people in the Northwest, he wondered what happened to the weather.

"I was really waiting for the sun," joked Coyle.

Last weekend, Coyle camped at UCLA and thought he performed well. "I thought the camp went really well and the coaches loved my ability to get open and catch everything," said Coyle. "They talked to Coach Redell, too, and they really like me."

This weekend, Coyle will be in Tempe, camping at Arizona State as he continues his tour of Pac-10 schools. "I'm going to the Arizona State camp, and so whatever happens there, happens, with an offer hopefully," said Coyle.

Coyle said five schools were standing out for him, with no team really emerging as the favorite, but all have a heavy hand in the race. "My top five are Boise State, Washington State, Washington, UCLA and Arizona State," said Coyle.

He's in no hurry to make a choice, though he does hope to have a choice made before the Lions kick off this fall. "I really want to get situated where I'm going before the season, but I understand it takes a while for the bigger schools, the Pac-10 schools, to offer," said Coyle. "So that's why I'm going to these camps, so they can see something and that will speed up the process a little bit and hopefully they'll offer me a little bit sooner. That's really what I'm hoping for."

Coyle came to the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles and looked sharp in the drills, catching the ball consistently and running very well.

During his junior year, Coyle had 19 receptions for 264 yards and four touchdowns and defensively, added 60 tackles and 10 sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.

Academically, he has a 3.2 GPA.


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