D.C. QB Doyle working and watching; so is Baylor

Kevin Lonnquist, Editor
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Washington, D.C. 3-star QB Kevin Doyle.

Rivals

Pro-style quarterback

3 STARS


Washington

RR: 5.6

Ht: 6'4.0"

Wt: 210.0

Class: 2018

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POSITION

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NATIONAL

STATE

Commitment status:

undecided



He came to Baylor recently on a mission to show that he could handle whatever task he was handed.

What Washington, D.C. St. John's College 2018 quarterback Kevin Doyle hopes is that he's done enough to stay among the candidates this staff will consider.

Doyle, a 3-star quarterback who towers at 6-4, owns a big arm which is something that head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Glenn Thomas covet. Doyle camped with Baylor a couple of weeks ago and received a tour of the campus. But there is more to review. Baylor has not offered. Doyle is fine with that.

"It's a great staff and playing in the Big 12 would be awesome,'' Doyle said. "They have a history of having great offensive weapons. My discussion with coach Rhule was that they really think I could thrive there. But since my [2017 schedule] is so difficult, Coach wanted to watch a few games to see how I do.''

Like Baylor, Doyle is going through his own transition. In January, he moved from Malvern Prep - just West of Philadelphia - to the Beltway. He's just getting to know his new school.

Of course, Baylor is in the market for a quarterback for its 2018 class. It doesn't have one. It's just not clear if the staff will take one or two. Following the 2017 season, Zach Smith will have two years and Charlie Brewer could have three or four depending on if he redshirts. Graduate transfer Anu Solomon is in Waco for only 2017.

Baylor is assessing where it stands. Earle (AR) standout Gerry Bohanon is scheduled to visit in late July. Whether Bohanon commits to Baylor may not matter for Doyle.

Along with his arm, he has the size and the flexibility to move if need be. Doyle has run a respectable 4.75 in the 40.

But he understands why Baylor wants to see more. In limited action with Malvern during 2016 (five games), threw for 1,100 yards, completed 60 percent of his attempts (105 total) and threw 10 touchdowns.

"I believe I can throw it very well,'' Doyle said. "An area I can get better in is just making smarter decisions with the ball and becoming smarter with film. Every player at this game can do that.

"The St. John's coaches will let me run when necessary. They're confident in my athletic ability and capability to run the offense effectively.''

While he holds more than 12 offers, Doyle also understands that it doesn't hurt to make the most of his current opportunity. Some situations in recruiting could be fluid where quarterbacks could de-commit and spot becomes available.

Doyle will continue to make the circuit. He's expected to travel and visit and camp with Ole Miss in July. He is the No. 8 rated player in the District of Columbia.

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