Ryan Doyle, Junior (RS), Offensive tackle, #55
Collegiate Stats: Started all 13 games last season, nine at left tackle and four at right.
High School Stats (Senior Year): N/A
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars by 247sports and considered the 41st best player in the state of North Carolina and the 105th best offensive tackle in the nation.
Who Maryland beat: Wake Forest, Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Penn State all showed interest in Doyle, but they didn't offer.
High School: Wake Forest-Rolesville
Hometown: Wake Forest, North Carolina
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Born and raised in ACC country, right off of Tobacco Road, Doyle decided to leave his hometown team the Demon Deacons and suit up for the Terps. His 6'4'' frame helped pave the way for a 4,000 yard rushing season for his 14-2 high school team in his senior season. His junior year performances earned him all-conference and all-area honors for Wake Forest-Rolesville.
Profiling the entire team
Doyle redshirted in his first year on campus in aims to put on some lean weight and get more agile on the line. In his redshirt freshman season, he only saw action in one game as a backup offensive lineman against NC State. He took a huge jump in his redshirt sophomore campaign, as he started every single game and showed his versatility in switching from left to right tackle three-quarters of the way through the season. He was a key part of the line that assisted the committee of quarterbacks to throw for over 3,000 yards for the first time since 1994.
Doyle Hold 'Em named after Doyle Branson the poker legend, duh.
Guiding the way and seeing his teammate Brandon Ross scoot for 149 yards against Old Dominion.
An exact replica of last season except leading the team to a few more W in the win column.
It's essentially Doyle's starting job to lose at this point. With his proven versatility at both sides of the tackle position, his job is relatively secure considering it would take two players to beat him out. His main competition and driving force comes from freshman Damian Prince, who is poised to start from day one at any one of the offensive line positions other than center.
Doyle has shown great mobility during his time at Maryland, going from redshirt to reserve to starter. This is his year to secure his role and lock-up the starting job for his senior year as well. With the depth and large influx of recruits coming in to solidify the o-line for years to come, Doyle is the frontrunner and probable lock for a starting job come James Madison.
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