Decision Day for Dyer

Five-star running back Michael Dyer is scheduled to announce his college destination on Friday.

Little Rock, Ark.--Michael Dyer, who is rated as the No. 3 running back prospect in the country by Scout.com, is expected to announce his college choice on Friday morning at his school.

Inside the Auburn Tigers will be at the announcement and provide coverage of the event on Friday.

The 5-10, 195-pound senior at Little Rock Christian Academy became the all-time leading rusher in Arkansas high school history last month.

Dyer said he has already made his choice and will announced it from a finalists list that includes Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Alabama.

The running back has been high on Auburn since visiting the campus in March and and he noted that he was interested in the Tigers before that because of his relationship with offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn from the coach's days at Tulsa.

"Auburn has a lot to offer for me and my position at running back," Dyer said. "They have everything you would look for in a school."

Dyer visited the Auburn campus during spring football practice and watched the Tigers in action. He said having the chance to sit down and talk with the coaches, including Malzahn and running backs coach Curtis Luper and see them in action at practice, were his favorite parts of the visit.

"Watching them in practice they were the kind of coaches I like," Dyer said. "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."

A dominant running back in high school, Dyer has put up strong numbers since his freshman season. That year he rushed for 901 yards on the varsity, but it was nothing like his sophomore season when he racked up 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.

On Oct. 23 this year, in a 47-14 victory over Lakeside High of Hot Springs, Dyer broke the state rushing record as he finished a five-touchdown, 175-yards performance with 7,266 rushing yards.


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