Four-Star RB Has "Amazing" Visit To Auburn

One of the country's top backs talks about his unofficial visit to Auburn on Tuesday.

Little Rock, Ark.--Rated as the nation's number four running back prospect by Scout.com, Michael Dyer has a dozen offers early in the process from schools all over the country. On Tuesday he took a trip to Auburn to check out one of his early favorites and he says after seeing what all the Tigers have to offer they are very high on his list.

"I enjoyed it a lot," the 5-10, 195 Dyer says. "It's a very good place to be. I like the coaches and the atmosphere and the players on the team. I just enjoyed every bit of it.

"I have been to probably five different schools so far," he adds about trips to Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama and Tulsa. "Auburn probably comes out in my top two or in my top one actually."

Receiving an offer from the Tigers a few weeks ago, Dyer says he wanted to take a visit to see if Auburn stacked up with some of the other teams on his list including Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and Stanford. After seeing it in person he says the Tigers are right at the top.

"I wanted to see if it was a fit for me and see what they had to offer," Dyer says. "Auburn has a lot to offer for me and my position at running back. They have everything you would look for in a school.

"Auburn is amazing," he adds. "We had a good time together getting to know some of the people that go there. It's just incredible. Looking at the highlight films you can see how much support they have in the program. It's just ridiculous actually."

Familiar with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn already and his offenses at Tulsa and Arkansas, Dyer says having the chance to sit down and talk with the coaches, including position coach Curtis Luper, and see them in action was his favorite part of the visit.

"Watching them in practice they were the kind of coaches I like," Dyer says. "They were yelling and intense. They were ready to go and get after it. Coach Malzahn is amazing. He's a good all-around coach. He knows everything. The running back coach, coach Luper, is pretty good. I got to talk to him for about 30 minutes. We got to know each other. Everything just clicked while I was at Auburn. Everything was great."

Dyer says he's now going to take it easy for a little while after his visit to Auburn. He notes he was scheduled to visit LSU this weekend, but now isn't sure he'll make the trip after all. He says he's planning to return to Auburn at least one more time this spring with the likely date Auburn's A-Day game on April 18.


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