It seemed like only a matter of time before a big (6'5, 290-lbs), talented guy like Curtis Doyle would pick up a scholarship offer, but until he heard Central Michigan head coach Dan Enos speak those words last week, nothing was official.
"A lot of pressure was relieved after that," he said. "I went up there for junior day and Coach Enos took me aside, took me to his office, and offered me a scholarship. They had been in like eight times, so I was pretty sure once I was there, they'd give me an offer, so I was kind of expecting it."
Having familiarized himself with the school and program, Doyle says the Chippewas have a lot more to offer him than just a scholarship.
"I've only met Coach Enos a couple times, but I've met the position coach numerous times. I've gotten to know him pretty well. I like what he does up there, especially with the tackle they'll send out to the NFL, it shows what he can do, and I'm pretty excited about that."
There have been other programs stopping by and inquiring about Doyle as well.
"Michigan State probably the most," he said. "Coach Staten's going to invite me down to a basketball game and a spring practice. He said he'd stop by soon. In the mail, Iowa and Nebraska have been sending me a lot of mail. Syracuse has been sending me a lot of stuff."
He hopes to make some of those schools even more interested by getting in front of them this summer.
"Me and my dad going to sit down soon and think about which [camps] we are going to go to, definitely Michigan State, Michigan, I don't know out of state, but maybe Iowa, Nebraska, and Wisconsin for a one day."