4-Star Running Back Gets Visit From Auburn

Four-star running back Tyshon Dye discusses Auburn visiting this spring and how recruiting is going.

Elberton, Ga.—A four-star prospect and rated the number 18 running back in the country by Scout.com, Tyshon Dye is a player that has schools from all over the country looking at him this spring. With the evaluation period just getting started, Dye said he's already had two prominent SEC schools in to check him out.

"I have had a few schools in this spring," Dye tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Auburn came by and South Carolina also came by."

A visitor to Auburn in late February for a Junior Day, Dye has had the Tigers among his favorites for quite some time. Getting a visit from Coach Curtis Luper didn't do anything to hurt those feelings as Dye said he has built a strong relationship with Auburn's running back coach already.

While Luper couldn't talk to him on the visit, Dye said they've had plenty of conversations about where the Auburn coaches feel like he would fit in the new offense.

"They are telling me they think I would be good in that offense since it's a pro-style offense," Dye said. "They said they want me to come back this spring not for football, but to get to know them better and stuff like that. He (Luper) told me I would fit in good in their offense."

With offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Notre Dame, South Carolina, USC, and several other schools, the 6-0, 202 Dye has become a top target at the running back position. Although he's already seen several of his favorite schools in person, he noted there is more to see for him before he begins to narrow down his list.

"My list is Auburn, Tennessee, and South Carolina," Dye said. "Those are the ones I want to visit. Georgia and Clemson are in there somewhere too."

Running track this spring for Elbert County High, Dye said he has recorded a best time of 10.8 seconds in the 100 meters.

As a junior he rushed for just over 1,500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns.


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