Ex-Iowa LB Dillon Doyle announces commitment to Big 12 program
Former Iowa linebacker Dillon Doyle, the son of now ex-Hawkeyes strength and conditioning coach Chris Doyle, has found a new home.
Doyle announced on Thursday that he’ll be heading to the Big 12 and has committed to Baylor. He entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal recently, after his father, Chris Doyle, was placed on administrative leave following complaints of “racial disparities” and unfair treatment by former players.
“I’m excited to announce my decision to attend and compete for Baylor University,” Doyle wrote on Twitter. “I’d like to thank Coach Aranda and Coach Roberts for the opportunity, and I want to thank everyone that has helped and supported me throughout my recruitment. Baylor provides a special situation to be a part of a culture with world-class people and coaches every day, and I can’t wait to get started.”
Dillon Doyle’s decision comes less than two weeks after entering the transfer portal. His father, Chris Doyle, recently agreed to a mutual separation with the Iowa football program amidst the concerning allegations. He was the strength coach for 21 years.
Last season, Dillon Doyle appeared in all 13 games for the Hawkeyes and was credited with 13 tackles and a forced fumble. He appeared in four games as a freshman during the 2018 season. He was able to use that year as a redshirt season.
Dillon Doyle will have three years of eligibility at Baylor. However, because he transferred to an FBS program, he will be forced to sit out the 2020 due to NCAA transfer rules unless he is granted a waiver.