By Tyler Devine
IOWA CITY – Iowa City West linebacker Dillon Doyle didn't commit on the spot when he got an offer from Iowa but it didn't take long for him to decide Iowa was the place for him.
Dillon Doyle, who is the son of Iowa strength and conditioning coordinator Chris Doyle, was extended an offer by the Iowa coaching staff at during its junior day activities on Mar. 5.
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound Dillon Doyle announced his commitment to Iowa via Twitter on Monday.
“It has always been a dream of mine to put on the black and gold and play for (Iowa head coach Kirk) Ferentz,” Dillon Doyle said on Twitter. “With that being said I couldn't be more excited and proud to announce that I'm committing to the University of Iowa to pursue my academic and athletic goals.
“Everyone knows that goals cannot be reached alone. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken part in making me the player, and most importantly, the person I am today. Thank you to all the other programs that gave me opportunities to play at their schools.”
Doyle was a two-way starter for West High last season at tight end and linebacker.
As a tight end, Doyle caught 12 passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns helping West High to a 10-3 record and a spot in the Class 4A championship game.
Doyle ranked third on the team with 54 tackles from his linebacker spot including 8.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
He also intercepted a pass to help West High return to the state title game for the first time since 1999.
Dillon Doyle is the third player to commit to Iowa’s 2018 class. He joins Mequon, Wisc. linebacker Mike Bruner and Crystal Lake, Ill. offensive lineman Jeff Jenkins.