5-Star Dyer Ready To Help AU's Recruiting

Five-star running back Michael Dyer talks about his visit to Auburn for the Iron Bowl and gives his thoughts on the fans, atmosphere, and playing his part in the recruiting process.

Little Rock, Ark.--While teammate Dakota Mosley used his visit to the Iron Bowl to put an end to his recruiting, five-star running back Michael Dyer had already done that several weeks back when he committed to the Auburn Tigers over dozens of other schools.

Already very familiar with Auburn's campus, coaches, and players, Dyer said his reason for visiting for the Iron Bowl was purely selfish. He wanted to see it and be a part of it. He said after taking it all in he's glad he did.

"It was very exciting," Dyer said. "The fans were excited. It was a good game. Everybody came out and cheered. The Auburn players played their hearts out. They pretty much won the game besides the scoreboard because they did everything right. It was amazing.

"I just came to watch the game and get back around the Auburn fans and the people," he added. "I just wanted to come out and enjoy it and have fun."

The Auburn people played a big part in Dyer's decision to commit to the Tigers, and that was only reinforced when he walked around campus before and after the Iron Bowl game against Alabama.

"I had a lot of people yelling and screaming," Dyer said. "I took some pictures with some kids. It's fun. I'm real happy people take the time to want to have pictures with me and call my name out. It's fun, especially for a kid, very fun.

"Every time I'm there the people are just nice," he added. "They are generous and respectful. You don't get that at most campuses. Every time I've been there it has been the same thing."

Dyer will likely be a popular figure on the Auburn campus and have plenty of friends in a hurry, but he'll already have a close friend as a teammate before he even sets foot on the campus in Mosley. The two have grown close playing football for Little Rock Christian Academy and taking visits together all over the country to different schools. Dyer said he's glad to see Mosley end it and become a Tiger.

"I know he's been waiting and waiting and figuring out where he's wanting to go," Mosley said. "It's a big deal. He was there when I did mine and I was there when he did his. We're going to continue to be together. It's amazing."

While Dyer committed first for Auburn, he said he's known all along that the two would continue to play football together after high school.

"I think he talked to me more than I did him," Dyer said. "We've always talked about Auburn. We knew he was coming here. I knew he was coming here. It was just a matter of time before we put it together."

Dyer now turns his attention to playing in the Under Armour All-American Game along with Mosley and then getting ready to make an impact as a freshman at Auburn. He said right now that's his goal and he's preparing himself to play right away.

"I'm going to come in and work hard and do my best to help the team," Dyer said. "I'm going to try to be one of the guys that is a go-to guy next year. That's what I want to be. I'm trying to work on that.

"My job is to come in and try to play and get on the field," he added. "It's time to put in the work."

Before he's officially a Tiger though Dyer said there is still some work to do. For that he said he'll continue to do his part to help Auburn have the best recruiting class possible this year. He said that started over the weekend with a long talk with talented offensive lineman James Stone from Nashville.

"I'm like the number one recruiter for Auburn now," Dyer said. "I'm trying to get a lot of people there so we can have a big family. I want some linemen about 6-6 or 6-7. I want them on board so we can open up holes and run it. I have talked to James. He's a hoss. If we can get him down there it would be amazing."


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