Tight end/defensive end Chris Coyle (6-3, 235, 4.64) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian has seen his offers climb to four this spring and there is every indication that number will increase as he has two offers pending.
Coyle's first offer came from Boise State then Washington State, Army and Air Force quickly followed suit. The word is he has pending offers from Washington and Duke.
Other schools showing Coyle interest are Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, and UCLA. The word is Coyle is planning on attending UCLA's one day camp this June 7th.
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As a junior, Coyle earned first-team all-CIF, first-team all-county and first-team all-league as a tight end after accounting for 19 receptions for 264 yards and four touchdowns. He was also a very dominating on the defensive side of ball racking up 60 tackles, 10 sacks, one pick and one pass deflection.
"Chris is being recruited as an H-Back, but depending how big he gets he could end up as a tight end," Oaks Christian coach Bill Redell said. "He's a great athlete who runs outstanding routes and has tremendous hands.
"Chris is very similar to Duke Lemmens who signed with Florida out of the class of 2007," Redell said. "He could end up playing defense in college.
"Chris fits in every bit with the class I had two years ago when we had 11 players go D-I," Reddell said. "He's going to make some school very happy when he signs with them.
"He has everything you are looking for. Besides being an outstanding football player, Chris is smart, coachable and has great character," Reddell said. "I can't say enough good things about this young man."
Coyle is one of those players who two years down the line has colleges who took a pass on him scratch their collective heads and ask themselves, how in the world did we pass on that guy.