Visit Puts Auburn In The Mix For Dye

Class of 2013 running back prospect Tyshon Dye talks about his Auburn visit and what has the Tigers high on his list.

Elberton, Ga.—One of the top running back prospects in the South this year, big Tyshon Dye took a visit to Auburn's Junior Day on Saturday and came away impressed by the campus, facilities, and coaching staff.

It wasn't just the things he saw that made a difference for him, but Dye said it's also what he heard from Coach Gene Chizik and his staff.

"It was a wonderful visit," Dye said. "I went to the (basketball) game, ate, talked to the running back coach, offensive coordinator and head coach. They were telling me some good stuff.

"The years I would be here, if I signed, they offered me a full ride, a 4-year scholarship," he said. "They won't take it from me because they are true to their commitment, what they promised me."

With several offers from top schools, Dye is going to have plenty of options when the time comes for him to make a decision. He said when he does what Auburn told him is going to come into play.

"It means a lot," Dye said of the four-year scholarship offer. "I really think I have some interest in this school now that I came. At first I didn't but now I'm going to really look into it. I'm going to get with my mom and talk a little bit more about it."

Tyshon Dye

Following his trip Dye said that Auburn is at the top of his list along with Clemson, but he added that he's still just beginning to look and he could add more schools to that later. Not planning to make his decision until after his senior year, Dye said one of the things he likes about Auburn right now is because they are showing him a lot of love.

"They made it sound like I was the guy they wanted," Dye said. "They said a lot of their linemen are freshmen coming up and it's going to be set by the time I get in if I decide to commit. He (Chizik) told me what he liked the most about me was my size, I can get real mean with the ball. I'm a physical back and he said he liked it that way. When I get ready to make contact I lower my shoulders."

Planning to visit Clemson and Tennessee in the coming weeks, Dye said he enjoys getting the opportunity to see schools because it gives him the knowledge he'll need when the time comes to make his choice. As for what he's looking for Dye said he's got some specific things in mind.

"I want A place I can feel at home and get a good education and I can play early."

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