AJ Doyle was the QB for Catholic Memorial in 2011. Early this fall he decided to decommit from NC State, where he was pegged to play linebacker. The reason being that he wanted to continue to play quarterback at the next level in 2012.
Besides his NC State offer, he also held scholarship offers from the Massachusetts and Western Michigan. Both schools recruited Doyle to play quarterback. Doyle previously told ESPN that Boston College, Connecticut, Harvard and Penn State are among the schools that “may have interest” in him as a quarterback.
Doyle’s CM team went 7-1 this past season, before losing to BC High on Thanksgiving.
After taking the UMass job, Molnar gave Doyle a call almost immediately. Yes Doyle was already in the UMass pipeline after decommitting from the Wolfpac. But, in addition to this, Molnar previously met Doyle at a Notre Dame football camp. There is already some relationship there.
“That was the thing he called me about, to make sure I knew it was still on the table,” Doyle told ESPN last night. “Basically, there was no other quarterback he’d rather want, being a Mass. guy and everything.”
There seems to be more interest for Doyle recently. Besides Western Michigan’s offer, and whispers from other Northeast FBS schools, Doyle will be taking a visit to Purdue University on Jan. 13. ESPN also notes that AJ has also sent tape to Arkansas, which has shown interest.
With this new interest being drummed up, I can only hope Doyle saw Coach Molnar’s press conference. Hopefully Molnar can be as impressive in his conversations with AJ.