Class of 2013 RB Excited About Auburn Offer

Talented 2013 running back prospect Tyshon Dye talks Auburn and the early recruiting process.

Elberton, Ga.—After signing just one running back in the 2012, the Auburn Tigers are beating the bushes early looking to bolster the position in next year's class.

One of the players who already has an offer from the Tigers is 6-0, 202 Tyshon Dye from Elbert County High.

A three-year starter at running back, Dye is coming off a strong junior season that saw him rush for more than 1,500 yards with 23 touchdowns on the ground. That kind of production has had colleges from coast to coast checking in on him with Auburn one of the most recent to pass along an offer.

"I thought it was great that they offered me," Dye tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I really wasn't expecting it. I thought it was pretty cool. I know they've had some pretty good running backs and had one of the best quarterbacks (Cam Newton)."

With the offer coming through his coach he said he hasn't had the opportunity to talk with Auburn's coaches yet, but he's anxious to get to know them. He said he plans on getting that chance later this spring or summer as he's got Auburn penciled in as one of the places he wants to visit unofficially.

Tyshon Dye

He could have a busy travel time if he plans to check out many of the schools that have offered him. With his size, speed, and production on the field that number should continue to rise in a big way and as it does it continues to amaze him that he's on the verge of living out a dream.

"I have offers from USC, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Clemson and Tennessee," Dye said. "It's pretty overwhelming. It's like a dream."

Because he already has plenty of options and could make a decision anytime he wishes, Dye could get his recruiting over with early. However, he said that is not his plan at the moment as he wants to check out his favorites and get to know as much about each as possible.

"I'm supposed to be going to Auburn this summer," Dye said. "The other ones I don't know about yet. Everybody that has offered me is in the mix right now. I'm going to wait for a while before I make my decision though."

Playing football, basketball and running track, Dye said he also hopes to play baseball this spring. On the track he runs the 100, 200, 4x100 and also does the long jump. He reports a best time of 10.5 seconds in the 100.

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