Pitt has already offered 2 quarterbacks in the Class of 2018 and one of them visited the South Side today.
Kevin Doyle (6-3, 190) from Malvern Prep, Pa. made last minute plans to come to Pittsburgh. Over the weekend, Doyle was invited and participated at the Rivals QB Challenge in Columbus, Ohio. Some of the best quarterbacks from all over the East coast and the Midwest were invited to participate.
“They had us show off our accuracy by throwing into target nets and being graded off of a point system”, Doyle said. “The day was cut short because of the cold weather and wind. I’d say the day went good for me. I showed off my arm and athletic ability throughout the day. ”
Because of the shortened event, Doyle decided to make the 3 hour drive to Pittsburgh.
“Since the Rivals camp ended a little short, and we were driving through Pittsburgh, I reached out to Coach Salem. I had not seen the new renovations of the football facilities. I really was impressed with the new players lounge, large meeting room, and locker room”, said Doyle.
Pitt was the first school to offer Doyle but that was when Jim Chaney was offensive coordinator. I asked the sophomore quarterback if he’s had any interaction with Matt Canada.
“Iknew Coach Canada a little from his days at NC State. Since coming to Pitt, I have spoken to him once or twice”, said Doyle. “He is a very talented OC who’s offensive style fits my skill sets very well.”
Up until this weekend, Pitt was Doyle’s only offer but that changed when West Virginia offered.
” I had known that they were speaking with my head coach for awhile. I was surprised and flattered that Coach Holgorsen would offer me because he is a very talented and successful offensive coach.”
Over the summer, Doyle tells me that he plans on visiting North Carolina, NC State, Georgia, Florida, Virginia and Virginia Tech.
Since it’s not uncommon for recruits to commit early, I asked Doyle if he could see himself making an early decision.
“With the coaching changes that occurred this last offseason, it has taught me not to be in any rush to commit because situations can change quickly. So I do not have any plans to commit in the near future.”