A recurring series where we will profile every player on Maryland's roster, counting down to kick-off against William & Mary on September 1. Thanks to OBNUG for the idea.
Today we profile Maryland's current starting right tackle.
Ryan Doyle, Freshman (RS), Offensive Tackle, #55
Major: Letters and sciences
Twitter: None that we could find
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): N/A
Recruiting Ratings: Three stars by Rivals, Scout (#93 OT), ESPN (#129 OT), two stars by 24/7
High School: Wake Forest-Rolesville
Hometown: Wake Forest, N.C.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Ryan Doyle committed to Maryland in December of 2010, and was recruited by Tom Brattan and Lee Hull. He played left tackle at Wake Forest-Rolesville, and opposite him at right tackle was current Wake Forest Demon Deacon Dylan Intemann, giving the Cougars a dominating offensive line.
During Doyle's senior season, Wake Forest-Rolesville advanced to the state finals and ran for over 4,000 yards for the year. He was named all-area and all-conference as a junior. After redshirting last season, he entered the spring on top of the depth chart at right tackle.
Ryan "Arthur Conan" Doyle
Making it to the state title game his senior year.
Losing that game 44-0.
Doyle holds on to the starting right tackle job, doing well and earning all-conference freshman honors.
Doyle falls behind Mike Madaras and Jake Wheeler on the depth chart, seeing not much playing time.
As we mentioned earlier, Ryan Doyle was the surprise starter at right tackle for Maryland's spring depth chart. Right behind him is Jake Wheeler, and the guy everyone was hoping would be the starter, R.J. Dill, is now at Rutgers.
We talked about it yesterday with our profile of Wheeler, but the trio of Doyle, Wheeler, and hyped-freshman Mike Madaras will make up the three spots at right tackle, and any of them could likely find themselves at any of those spots on the depth chart.
It is important to remember that Doyle is the starter on the spring depth chart, because it likely shows a certain amount of faith that the coaches have in his ability. It could also be seen as a motivation tool for the more-experienced Wheeler to try to beat him out, but the real tell will be the fall depth chart.
We don't know much about how the position battles played out during spring practice, but Doyle is certainly a possibility to start full-time on Maryland's offensive line. If he falters, luckily the Terps have two other guys they should feel comfortable with two plug in.
Our next player's high school coach shares his name with an all-time great collegiate running back - a guy who once beat out Red Grange for the first-team AP college football All-Star team.
Dirty_Terps got yesterday's as well, making it three in a row for him.
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