November 17, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes helmets on the sideline during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Boyle Chooses Hawkeyes

That makes six players Kirk Ferentz has brought into his 2015 recruiting class.  That latest player to commit to the Iowa football program is, West Des Moines Dowling Catholic quarterback, Ryan Boyle.  Boyle, who stands 6’2″ and weighs 200 pounds is now the third quarterback to commit to Iowa in the 2015 class.

To me, this is kind of confusing. Iowa is already sitting pretty with junior quarterback, Jake Rudock, as the starter; they have a back up in sophomore, C.J. Beathard, and incoming freshman, Tyler Weigers, will add into the mix as well.  Now next years class will include three more quarterbacks.  Aside from Boyle, Jack Beneventi and Drew Cook are the other two QB’s to commit.  Although Cook may enter the program listed as an ‘athlete’.

Boyle is coming off of a season in which he posted ridiculous numbers at Dowling.  He passed for 1,833 yards and 21 touchdowns and then ran for 1,332 yards and 24 touchdowns; this led to being named the 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year in Iowa.

This kid is definitely going to make an impact once he finds himself on campus.  He’ll obviously have a ton of competition when he steps on campus assuming none of the other quarterbacks that have committed change their minds, but according to his high school coach, he welcomes the competition.

“He’s not afraid of competition and I’m sure the other quarterbacks aren’t afraid of it, either. …“He’s just going to roll up his sleeves and get to work.” – Tom Wilson (Dowling Head Coach)

Although there has been rumor sputtering around that Jack Beneventi could be shopping other schools, but nothing has been confirmed.

With one year of high school football left under his belt, I only expect Boyle to get better.  I’m sure Hawkeye fans will have their eyes on Boyle next fall.

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