Dye High On Tigers Following Latest Visit

Running back prospect Tyshon Dye talks about his Friday visit to Auburn, where the Tigers stand, and when he plans to make a decision.

Elberton, Ga.—Four-star running back Tyshon Dye wasn't able to take part fully in Auburn's Big Cat Weekend, but was on campus Friday to check out the Tigers once again and talk with the coaching staff. With family obligations keeping him from a longer visit, he said Auburn still showed him a good time and he likes plenty about the Tigers.

"It went great," Dye said. "I saw all the facilities and talked with all the coaches. I went to the field to see how it is.

"I feel like it helped Auburn a little bit," he added. "I'll just have to see how other schools are."

Rated the number 20 running back in the country by Scout.com, Dye has made several trips to Auburn in the last five months and he said he feels very comfortable with the Tigers. Looking at South Carolina and Tennessee heavily with Clemson and Georgia also in the mix, Dye said he particularly enjoyed having the opportunity to sit down and talk to Gene Chizik, Scot Loeffler, and the coaching staff.

"I talked to the running back coach (Curtis Luper), offensive coordinator and coach Chizik," Dye said. "It was pretty interesting. They were telling me some things that I love to hear, what they've got coming back next year. They've got a good line coming back. All their linemen they've recruited, half of them are freshmen.

"It would be a good thing for me to walk into," he added. "An experienced line, that's a running back's dream. They were just telling me I'm their guy. I fit their offense, what they're trying to do this season. They like my style of play and how I run the ball, more of a power kind of guy. I can run between tackles or if I have to run past a guy, I can do that too."

As a junior Dye had a big year as he ran for just over 1,500 yards and scored 20 touchdowns for Elbert County High School. With plans to have an even bigger year as a senior he said that is one of the reasons he may delay making a commitment so his teammates can get more exposure from college coaches as well.

"It might be sometime soon but I want to try to wait until after my senior season," Dye said. "I want to try to think about what I can do for my community and for myself. I'm just thinking about that. "


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