2013 Virginia Football Roster Profile: Ryan Doull

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We're just 9 weeks away from the start of football season. In 63 days, the Hoos will be kicking off against BYU. Today, we're profiling #63, Ryan Doull. The Hoos have done well with Canadian players over the past few years, with Austin Pasztor and Brent Urban both hailing from Ontario. Doull looks to be another success along those lines, as he's already broken onto the depth chart and could be in line for significant playing time this season.

Position: OG
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 310
Hometown: Kanata, Ontario
High School: All Saints Academy/FUMA

The last time the Hoos brought in a Canadian OG from FUMA, his name was Austin Pasztor. Pasztor ended up starting nearing 50 games and is now a starter on the Jaguars. Ryan Doull's story is similar to Pasztor's. Both were playing football in Canada, and realized that if you're serious about playing football, you need to be playing in the US. Both ended up spending their last year of High School at FUMA on the post-graduate team despite being undergraduates.

Pasztor was the prototype for the player that FUMA was looking for. FUMA head coach John Shuman began doing combines up there, looking for players. "I'm looking for the big, tall, smart kind of kid....", says Shuman. Doull fits the bill.

Doull was rated a 2 star prospect by Rivals and Scout, but a 3 star recruit and the #88 OG in the nation by ESPN. He committed early, and wasn't heavily recruited by anybody else. He played OG, OT and DT in high school, but was recruited solely to play OG. He's a big kid with a good frame to add some more bulk. He's already added some muscle to his frame during his redshirt season, but could still add some more before he's through. He's also a good enough athlete that he played lacrosse at FUMA as well. For a guy his size, he moves well. He profiles as a very good run blocker with the ability to get out as a lead blocker on outside running plays. He still has work to do on his technique as a pass blocker, but he has the size and strength to make up for it.

Doull is listed as the backup LG, behind Luke Bowanko. That is quite an accomplishment for a redshirt freshman, as he's already passed some upper classmen on the depth chart. Doull has a long way to go before he reaches the heights that Pasztor, a 4-year starter for the Hoos, reached. But Doull is on his way.

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