One of the fastest rising players on the west coast tight end/defensive end Chris Coyle (6-3, 235, 4.64) from Westlake Village (Calif.) Oaks Christian has had a lot of recruiting activity lately including offers from the school he has dreamt about playing for and it didn't take him long to pull the trigger.
"I just committed to ASU," Coyle said. "Ever since I was there for their spring game, that's where I wanted to go."
"I like ASU's environment, the coaches, and the stadium," Coyle said. "Actually Like pretty much everything about Arizona State's football program. There are also a lot of good looking girls there."
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"Arizona State also has a good business school," Coyle said. "I want to major in entrepreneurial business and they are good in that subject, so their academics are a good fit as well."
"I was recruited to be a flex tight end," Coyle said. "Arizona State recruits three types of tight ends. One for blocking, one for edge that helps on sweeps and stuff and one for route running, I was recruited to be the route runner."
"UCLA just offered on Thursday I think, just before Arizona State, I was going to wait two days, but then ASU offered me," Coyle said. "I chose ASU because they have been my dream school."
Besides Arizona State and UCLA, Coyle had offers from the likes of Boise State, Washington, Washington State, Army and Air Force.
When his recruitment was going slower, it was that Coyle was going make everyone who passed on him ask themselves why they didn't recruit him. Arizona State gets a good one here in Coyle.
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.