Recruitment for CM's Doyle heating up

ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with Catholic Memorial quarterback A.J. Doyle, who took unofficial visits to North Carolina and Maryland last weekend and is scheduled to attend practice at Boston College tomorrow.

UMass was the first to issue a verbal offer to the 6-foot-3, 226-pound Lakeville native, who is an ESPNU150 Watch List candidate. Western Michigan was the second to offer, last Thursday, and his first FBS offer. He's also drawing interest from Michigan, Missouri, Penn State, Iowa, Syracuse and UConn.

"The No. 1 thing schools say they like about me is my size and arm strength," Doyle told Brown. "They say I have a good frame. I've also been told I have good composure in the pocket. I'm not flustered when people are flying around me. I think I have good accuracy. I'll make throws some quarterbacks are afraid to make, and at no time am I going to shy away from a hit."

Doyle said he has no favorites at this time, telling Brown, "Any school that asks me, I'll be happy to throw for them."

For more recruiting updates on New England's top high school football talent, be sure to check out Brown's blog.