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June 28, 2012

Boyle makes best decision

Tim Boyle went through the recruiting process, had an idea about where he'd commit and then after some things happened the Middletown (Conn.) Xavier quarterback came to a certain realization.

Boston College had been involved with him the longest, showed the most interest and he really felt comfortable there.

The three-star quarterback committed to the Eagles earlier this month and said he could not be any happier with his decision.

"A couple days after I came back from my visit to Florida they told me it was an un-committable offer and they wanted to see what another quarterback was going to do," Boyle said. "I felt like a backup plan.

"I was going down to Florida and I was going to commit. I loved Florida. The only downfall was that they didn't want me as bad as I thought they wanted me.

"It was all about which school wanted me forever. BC has wanted me from the beginning. They send me at least three pieces of mail every single day. They show love to me in every singly way. It kind of opened my eyes.

"My whole family is in Massachusetts. I'm a local kid. The academics are amazing. I have a pretty good chance to start pretty early there in a great conference. All the things clicked for me."

Boyle, a 6-foot-4, 216-pound prospect who's rated as the No. 21 pro-style quarterback in the 2013 class and second in the Connecticut state rankings by Rivals.com, committed to Boston College on June 6.

It has been a huge relief for Boyle, who missed time in his junior season because of injuries. No more worrying about which school is best or which offers would come in.

Boyle found the school he loves and his recruitment is finished.

In total, the Connecticut standout also landed offers from Connecticut, Florida, UMass, Pitt and Syracuse. Notre Dame and many others were also involved.

"I'm glad it's over with," Boyle said. "I'm glad I can focus and enjoy my senior year and there won't be any recruiting stuff. I'm relieved. There's no stress anymore. I can go out there, have fun and play the best sport in America.

"Every school you have recruiting you has something you fall in love with. Notre Dame I loved the tradition and the gold helmets. Syracuse the tradition, the orange helmets. Every school has something you fall in love with.

"Saying you can't go to your school is stress enough. On top of taking all the visits, the money, the flights, it's wearing on your body and your mind. I'm glad it's over with. It's a fun process, don't get me wrong, but after a certain time it takes a toll on you."


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