Dyer Excited To Be An Auburn Tiger

Auburn's newest commitment five-star running back Michael Dyer talks about his reasons for choosing the Tigers and helping fill out the 2010 class.

Little Rock, Ark.--Relationships are always big in the recruiting world and there was no bigger reason why five-star running back Michael Dyer chose the Auburn Tigers on Friday morning.

Very familiar with Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn and the Auburn staff after several visits to the Plains and knowing Malzahn from his time spent in Arkansas, Dyer says in the end that was the difference for him and the reason he chose the Tigers over Arkansas, Tennessee and dozens of others.

"It played into the whole part," Dyer tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "Every school is great and has money and good coaches and have good players that used to play there. They all offer that. Some schools can't offer you character. That was the amazing part.

"Since I've been at Little Rock Christian I have been taught character and respect and love. That's how we do it on and off the field. Auburn has that character. They have what I'm looking for. It's going to be great to be a part of it."

Michael Dyer is all smiles after announcing his decision to Auburn.

The all-time leading rusher in Arkansas high school football history with 7,266 yards, Dyer knows a thing or two about having a successful season. That's one of the reasons he's excited about becoming an Auburn Tiger.

With the success that senior running back Ben Tate is having in 2009 with over 1,000 yards on the year, Dyer says that's something you think about as a running back coming into a school like Auburn.

"It makes you more excited because they have an offense that is working and running backs that are getting yards and having fun with the system," Dyer says. "It's a bigger boost for Auburn."

With his decision out of the way, Dyer says the next step for him is the finish out his senior year on a high note while all the time trying to boost what is becoming an already solid Auburn class for 2010. While his formal decision came on Friday, Dyer says he's known Auburn was the school for him since his second visit.

Because of that it has given him a head start on trying to fill out the rest of Auburn's class this year.

"I'll start recruiting for the Tigers," Dyer says. "I have already been doing some of that. Now I guess it's okay for me to do it all the way now.

"It's what I'm supposed to do now," Dyer adds. "I'm a part of the team now and that's where I'm going. I want to get more people to come on board the ship and move forward."

Dyer says he plans to visit Auburn officially following his season and isn't sure if he'll visit anywhere else after tripping to Knoxville last weekend along with teammate and fellow Under Armour All-American Dakota Mosley.

He notes that if the Auburn coaches want him to visit elsewhere to make sure of his choice then he may do so, but he added he's firmly committed to being an Auburn Tiger.

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