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Tim Boyle to UConn: Middletown QB decommits from BC to become a Husky

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A coaching change in Boston led the three-star QB to look for a different home, and he found one in Storrs.

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Steve Addazio may have stolen Don Brown from UConn when he got hired at Boston College, but his preference for running quarterbacks mean the Huskies got something in return: a commitment from three-star Xavier quarterback Tim Boyle. Boyle committed to BC back in June, but reopened his recruitment in recent weeks after Addazio signaled to him that he wouldn't be a good fit for BC's offense going forward.

Boyle still considered BC, as well as Pitt, but ultimately opted to stay in Connecticut, where he has won three straight Class L titles and was named the state player of the year last year.

Boyle is going to join Chandler Whitmer, redshirt-freshman Casey Cochran and incoming Texas freshman Richard Lagow in a suddenly young and talented UConn backfield. Based on potential and recruiting hype alone those are UConn's four best quarterbacks since Dan Orlovsky. Potential is a finicky thing, so who knows who, if anyone will provide a serious threat to Whitmer this year or next, but there's certainly going to be a battle for room on the depth chart in Storrs.