Doyle feels that his son will likely continue to play the same position he has played in high school. “I see him staying at left tackle,” said Doyle. He added that the coaches like Ryan's athleticism and his ability to pull at the offensive line. Doyle is 6-foot-6 and 285 pounds. He once ran a 4.9 40-yard dash.
Doyle enjoyed the campus' atmosphere, the sincerity of coaching staff, and practicing with the players which helped aid in his decision. Before his visit on March 27 he had been in communication with Coaches Charles Bankins, special teams, and Tom Brattan, offensive line.
Doyle was also being recruited by Georgia Tech, Penn State, Colorado, Stanford, and hometown school Wake Forest. “They had their chances,” said Doyle, “but Maryland stepped up and hit us with an offer that was genuine and impressive.”
Ryan is excited to practice with the team and plans on keeping himself in shape for his senior year. This summer he will be working out at the Carolina Skills Academy (Raleigh, NC) as well as just working; he has a job. He wants to keep growing, lifting, and getting ready for next year, according to his father.
The new Terp is set on impressing everyone once he dons his uniform. “He wants to prove [the coaching staff] a good judge of talent,” said Doyle.