In June of 2012 Tim Boyle committed to Boston College. Since then, the Golden Eagles have picked up commitments from two more quarterbacks. That triggered some uneasiness in the quarterback from Middletown (Conn.) Xavier and he has decided to look around.
"I am still committed to Boston College," said the 6-foot-4, 216-pound Boyle. "I just want to make sure I'm making the best possible choice because I don't want to be stuck in a situation where I'm not going to be happy for four to five years. I'm making sure I'm doing the right thing for my future at quarterback and for myself.
"It's tough right now because this is such a weird situation because I love Boston College so much," he said. "I fell in love with Boston College for all the right reasons, for academics, football, coaches and my family lives in Massachusetts.
"The football situation is a little shaky for me because there are three quarterbacks in this class," Boyle said. "It doesn't really freak me out because I know I'm going to have to compete wherever I go but the offense doesn't really fit me. I'm kind of put in a weird position because I really love Boston College but I really just want to make sure I'm not making any mistakes and I've explored all my options to make sure I'm not going to have any regrets."
"I went to see UConn earlier this week," he said. "The visit went really well. It was only an unofficial visit but the coach did a good job of showing me what I wanted to see. The new offensive coordinator is a great guy. Storrs is a good campus and I was with Chandler Whitmer the entire day. He showed me around and we had lunch together.
"Overall, it was a good day and it gave me a better feel for UConn but hopefully I can visit Oregon and sit down with my parents and make a decision," Boyle said. "I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to visit Oregon this weekend. I need to talk to the coaches to see if I can make the visit out there.
"Nothing has really changed with Pitt," he said. "I talked to the coaches when they came to my school. They are still interested in me and we're keeping in contact, talking most days on the phone. I still have not taken a visit to Pittsburgh. It might happen in the future but something I have to determine with my family. Pitt is in the mix right now. They have a great coaching staff and a great program. It just makes my choice that much harder."
Does Boyle have an idea of which school he likes most?
"Right now there's no distinct answer to 'who's in the lead?' I wish I could give an answer to that question but it's really hard right now but after my visits I'll have a better understanding of that," Boyle said. "They're all great schools but once I take a visit to Oregon it will put everything in perspective for me and make it a little easier. I wish I could give myself an answer to that question but right now I can't."
Not even Boyle knows when a final decision will be made.
"I will make my decision when I feel comfortable," he said. "I'm not really pressured by signing day at all because I know you can sign after that. Whenever it feels right, I'll pull the trigger and I'll let people know but really I'm not pressured by any deadline."
Last season, Boyle led Xavier to a state title.