Four-Star Back Talks Tigers, Favorites

This talented running back talks favorites and what he likes about Auburn.

Little Rock, Ark.--Rated a four-star prospect and the number four running back in the country by Scout.com, it's no surprise that Michael Dyer has offers from all over the country after putting up huge numbers in his career to this point. At 5-10, 205, Dyer has a choice of just about any school in the country, but says at the moment he's narrowed things down to a select few programs.

"My list is probably like six or seven right now," Dyer tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "It's Auburn, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, LSU and Notre Dame."

A visitor to Auburn for a junior day and then again for two days in June, Dyer is very familiar with the program as well as Gene Chizik and his coaching staff. He says that's much of the reason why the Tigers are very high on his list as he prepares for his senior season.

"I like the coaching staff," Dyer says. "I just really enjoy the coaching staff. The campus is amazing. It just feels like home to me. They like to work and have fun at the same time. That's a good thing. I kind of learned everything about them the first time I went. When I went back for the camp it was more of hanging out with the coaches."

Playing high school football in Arkansas, Dyer is very familiar with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and the things he does on offense. He also has a very good relationship with running backs Coach Curtis Luper. Dyer notes the relationships he's built with the Auburn staff put them in very good position at the moment.

"I think it's very important," Dyer says. "If I go there and I'm there for three or four years then I want to have coaches that I know are going to be there for me and for that period of time. I don't want to go there and have to build a relationship with different coaches. I feel like they'll stay for a while and be there day in and day out."

With more than 4,500 yards on the ground in the last two seasons alone, Dyer is currently preparing for his senior season as one of the top backs in the country. He says he's working hard to be in great shape when the team begins practicing next week in the afternoons three days a week and also when camp opens in August.

That makes for little time on the recruiting trail for Dyer. In addition to his Auburn visit Dyer also tripped to Tennessee and says he'll be at Arkansas for a 7-on-7 camp later this month. With plenty of knowledge about his favorites already, Dyer says right now he doesn't have a timetable set for his decision but he's thinking it may come sooner rather than later.

"I'm kind of taking my time but I'm thinking about doing it before football season starts," Dyer says. "It would be nice to get it out of the way."


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