Coverage skills are no problem for Boyle

One of the top cover-corners in the Southern California JUCO ranks last year was College of the Desert CB Shaine Boyle (5-11, 185). The talented defensive back spoke with recently and he updated us on which Pac 12 school is already looking his way as well as what he likes most about man-to-man coverage...

Boyle prepped at Hahnville (La.) High School and was unable to get his grades up enough to qualify for a D-1 scholarship.

"I had a cousin who was already set up to come play out here, so he asked me to join him," Boyle told "The weather out here is a lot dryer and it takes a little getting used to, but I'm having fun and making the most of my opportunity here."

As a freshman last fall, Boyle put up outstanding numbers -- 65 tackles, 15 passes defensed and three interceptions one of which he returned for a touchdown.

"I felt I played pretty well, but you can always improve and get better," Boyle noted. "I love to play man and we don't play a lot of zone, so I get a lot of opportunities to play man-to-man.

"I love coming up, challenging receivers and being physical and the challenge that playing that type of defense gives you."

On the recruiting front, Boyle said that Arizona State is the one school he knows about that has requested film on him, but he said there are others who have contacted his coaches.

"ASU is going to come by this next week," Boyle said. "I know a few other schools have called my coaches about me, but I haven't talked to any or gotten any of the names of the schools.

"I'm open to everyone right now and I hope that when teams can come watch me this spring, they like what they see and offer."

Boyle is on pace to graduate in May of 2012, but said he's taking a full load this spring and summer in order to become a mid-year transfer who can sign in December. He will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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