Four-Star Running Back Eyeing The Tigers

This talented junior running back talks recruiting and discusses an upcoming visit to Auburn.

Little Rock, Ark.--One of the top running back prospects in the country for the 2010 class, Michael Dyer is still several months away from the end of his junior school year and already colleges across the country have come in with offers for the Little Rock Academy standout.

"I just got offered by LSU today," the 5-9, 200-pound Dyer tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "That makes LSU, Tennessee, Ole Miss, Arkansas, Tulsa and Stanford just to name a few."

Another college that is showing a great deal of interest in Dyer is Auburn. With former Arkansas and Tulsa assistant coach Gus Malzahn now the offensive coordinator for the Tigers, Dyer says Auburn is definitely one of the programs he plans to take a closer look at beginning on March 7 when he takes a trip over for Junior Day.

"I have talked to Coach Malzahn," he notes. "They haven't offered me yet, but they are talking about it. I've gotten to know him from his time at Tulsa. I like how he runs things. I'm very impressed because you're guaranteed to have a good offense and scoring ability under Coach Malzahn.

"I'm going to Junior Day and maybe to a couple of spring practices just to get to know the coaches a little bit," he says about Auburn. "We'll see what happens after that."

With offers in hand and perhaps another forthcoming from Auburn, Dyer will have the chance to choose among several top programs and universities next year. He says because of that he's just taking his time to make sure he comes to the right decision.

"I just want to get to know the coaches and the system," Dyer notes. "I want to see the offense and how the coaches are. I want to see how the players are and how the environment fits me."

In addition to his visits to Auburn this spring, Dyer says he plans to definitely visit LSU and possibly Ole Miss as well.

A dominant running back, Dyer has put up huge numbers since his freshman season at Little Rock Academy. That year he rushed for 901 yards on the varsity, but it was nothing like his sophomore season when he plowed ahead for 2,700 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2007. Last season his numbers were still good with over 1,900 yards, but ankle injuries limited his output late in the season.

Dyer will enter his senior season with better than 5,000 career rushing yards and with his speed better than ever (reported personal best 40-yard dash time of 4.37 seconds), he should be one of the players to watch in 2009.

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