Shortly after Kirk Ferentz addressed the media leading up to spring practice on Monday afternoon, the Iowa football team received its third commitment of the class of 2018.
In case you were wondering about that last name, yes Dillon is in fact the son of Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle.
Before you roll your eyes at Iowa extending perhaps a nepotistic offer of sorts, please just take a look at his highlight reel:
Doyle plays outside linebacker and tight end for Iowa City West, but it appears he’s more of a safety type hybrid. He displays incredible closing speed and an elite ability to shed blocks on defense. On the offensive side of the ball he looks to used primarily as a blocker, but I’d imagine he becomes a larger receiving threat as a senior.
Doyle is ranked the No. 3 prospect in the state per 247; the site also projects Doyle to play linebacker for the Hawkeyes.
Doyle is already good size if his recruiting profile is to be believed. At 6-3, 214, he would come to Iowa City pretty damn close to playing shape, and he still has another year to grow before he steps foot on campus. Whatever is in the pantry of the Doyle house, we should all want some of it.
Doyle had interest from Harvard, Central Florida and Northern Illinois. I think it’s safe to say schools are going to close the recruiting book on Doyle now. He was offered officially on March 5, so it took just about two weeks to commit.
Also great Tweet here:
Here's Iowa's newest football recruit. This is when Dillon Doyle was 7 and Robert Gallery was a giant. pic.twitter.com/NbP6JcXr11— marcmorehouse (@marcmorehouse) March 21, 2017
Doyle is the second outside linebacker in the class of 2018, with Mike Bruner out of Wisconsin committing back in October. The position was under-recruited in the most recent class, so it makes sense Iowa is stocking up during this cycle.
Welcome aboard, Mr. Doyle. I think I speak for everyone when I say we’re all looking forward to seeing you in a Hawkeye uniform very soon.