The RedHawks landed a big commitment(literally) from 3-star OL Tommy Doyle earlier this week. Doyle is the 11th recruit to commit to the RedHawks recruiting class, giving 3-star QB commit Noah Wezensky yet another solid offensive lineman for protection.
Doyle chose the RedHawks over reported offers from Western Michigan, Nevada, Eastern Michigan, Northern Iowa, SDSU, South Dakota, and Illinois State.
Shortly after his commitment, we caught up with Doyle to find out why he chose Miami.
"Well academics played a major role in my decision. Also I believe the program is going to turn around with the coaching staff. When I went on my visits I (felt) right at home and was impressed with the campus."
Doyle currently plays both offensive and defensive line at Edina High School located in the state of Minnesota, and projects to stay on the offensive side of the ball at Miami.
He is currently unranked by Rivals.com, however 247Sports and Scout both rate him as a 3-star lineman. Scout considers him to be a top 90 lineman in the class of 2016 and 247Sports Composite views him as a top 10 player in the state on Minnesota.
The coaching staff seemed to leave a great impression on the 6-foot-7 offensive lineman.
"My impression was that he(coach Martin) and the rest of his staff love football and love coaching. The coaches, education, and the campus all played a role in my decision."
Doyle is another solid get for coach Martin and his staff as this 2016 class is quickly taking shape, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Look for the staff to balance this class out with a handful of talented and capable defensive players over the course of the summer.
Check out Doyle's highlights courtesy of Hudl below: