Dyer's Busy Summer

Little Rock Christian junior taiback Michael Dyer (5-9, 200, 4.37), who is very high on Arkansas, will be at the Sonic Air Raid 7-on-7 Tournament in Searcy Saturday and then head up to Fayetteville for Bobby Petrino's University of Arkansas football camp on Sunday.

As arguably the best player in the state regardless of class, Little Rock Christian junior tailback Michael Dyer (5-9, 200, 4.37) is going to get a lot of attention everywhere he goes.

He'll get it Saturday while in Searcy for the Sonic Air Raid 7-on-7 tournament, Sunday when he arrives in Fayetteville for Bobby Petrino's Football Camp and then Tulsa when he arrives there for another camp.

Dyer had a breakout sophomore season last year with 2,700 yards and 28 touchdowns while leading his team to the Class 5A state championship.

That brought offers while he was still a sophomore from Arkansas, Tulsa and Ole Miss as well as interest from Florida, LSU and Oklahoma – who have all told him they are going to offer.

"I was pretty excited when I got my first scholarship offer from Arkansas and am honored by all the other attention," Dyer said. "I am just trying to stay humble about it all."

Dyer, who rushed for 900 yards as a freshman, made it quite clear last fall that LSU – where he went to camp last summer – was his favorite team and the leading contender to sign him.

But that is no longer the case according to Dyer in part because of UA assistant coach Tim Horton.

"Arkansas is up at the top right now and I am very excited about what is going on with their program," Dyer said. "I really like Coach Horton. Not only is he a great coach, he is just a great guy who I know cares a lot about me as a person and not just on the field."

Dyer, who was on the UA campus a couple of times during spring practice, has also developed a relationship with new Razorback head coach Bobby Petrino.

"I think he is a great coach and they are going to have a great offense, one just like we are running here at our school," Dyer said. "I think it would be a great fit for me and I would enjoy playing for him if that's where I decide to go to school."

Dyer will join senior quarterback and junior tight end Dakota Mosley – a move-in from Farmington – in leading Little Rock Christian Saturday in the Sonic Air Raid.

It is a 16-team event beginning at 10 a.m. with the championship game set for 5:15 p.m. and an if necessary game at 6.

"Griffin is a great quarterback, very unselfish and has great character," Dyer said. "Dakota Mosely, our tight end, is going to be very, very good for us."

Little Rock Christian will also participate in the McDonald's Select 7-on-7 Passing Tournament July 11-12 on the UA campus.

"It's going to be a busy summer for us, but it is all about getting better," Dyer said. "That's our number one goal."


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