As the days, weeks and months go on, the profile of Washington DC quarterback Kevin Doyle continues to get larger.
As that happens, it’s going to get more challenging for Pitt to try to land him. I didn’t say it would be impossible, it will just be more difficult, especially if Doyle gets an offer from the latest school he visited.
Doyle just returned from a trip to SEC power LSU.
“It was great. Going down there, I had the intention of seeing Coach Canada but our schedules got messed up but we were able to speak on the phone afterwards. I saw the campus and I saw the football facilities and everything about LSU but him so it was a great visit and I was very happy to be down there. LSU is a power house school and was kind of eye-opening to be down there, it’s a different culture down there as well,” said Doyle.
“The biggest thing football wise was the stadium and the love they have for the football team down there. It’s just crazy with the huge stadium.”
While Doyle didn’t speak to Canada face to face, he did get to speak to him on the phone and liked what he heard.
“He was very happy that I was able to make it down and was happy to hear that I enjoyed my stay. He wanted me to talk to Coach Orgeron on the phone and try to develop a better relationship with him so we can further this thing. He was very comfortable with me as a football player but wants to get to know me more as a person and see if my personality meshes with Coach Orgeron and check off all the boxes. It was a very positive discussion.”
LSU hasn’t offered a scholarship yet, but if they did it would be something that could change Doyle’s entire recruitment.
“I really think it would open up my recruiting honestly. Just hearing from LSU has opened up doors from other schools. To get an offer from them would honestly be an honor and a blessing. No offense to any other school, they’re a fantastic school and at another level historically. An offer from them would open up a lot of eyes and say the kid from Pennsylvania and Washington DC, he got an offer from down in Louisiana, that would mean a lot,” said Doyle.
What’s next for Doyle?
This weekend, he plans on competing in a seven on seven tournament in Florida. Before that, he will make a visit to both NC State and Florida. After that, he’ll have some schools, including Shawn Watson and Pitt, come visit him during the evaluation period which starts April 15th.