Bob Diaco and Connecticut picked up a solid commitment when class of 2016 wide receiver Tyler Coyle decided to make a verbal pledge to the UConn Huskies on Monday night.
Coyle made his announcement on Twitter saying, “Blessed to announce that I am staying home and verbally committing to the University of Connecticut. #GoHuskies
Blessed to announce that i am staying home and verbally committing to The University of Connecticut 🙏🏽☝🏽️#GoHuskies🐾 pic.twitter.com/55t0SupNTC
— Numero Uno (@_CoyleEra01) December 22, 2015
Prior to his senior year, Tom Yantz of the Hartford Courant detailed how Coyle had an encouraging summer and impressing coaches in the process.
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Over the summer Coyle attended camps at Boston College, UConn, Penn State, Temple, Virginia and West Virginia.
Coyle said he “did great.” Examples are running a 4.42 40 at UConn and 4.43 at the other camps. “Coaches kept me after camps to talk to me,” he said before a Windsor practice this week.
Coyle, 6 feet 1 and 195 pounds, is a gifted athlete.
“He loves to be physical, loves to hit and loves to compete; it doesn’t matter the drill, he wants to win it,” Windsor coach Rob Fleeting said.
Coyle, a 6’2”, 195-pound wide receiver from Windsor, Connecticut (Windsor High School), has a profile at 247 Sports, but has no ranking at the moment.
He chose the Huskies after turning down offers from UMass, Rhode Island, Stony Brook and Temple. Coyle is the 14th commitment of Diaco’s 2016 recruiting class, a class that 247 Sports currently ranks as the 82nd best in the country. The site also ranks UConn with having the eighth-best recruiting class in the American Athletic Conference.