To Dye for

ATLANTA - CUTigers catches up with Tyshon Dye at Georgia's annual Junior Bowl.

RB Tyshon Dye Profile

Clemson is among several schools expressing heavy interest in one of Georgia's top junior running backs. But for Tyshon Dye, there's a host of other schools under consideration.

"Mostly Clemson and Georgia, and a little bit from Alabama and Oklahoma – they write me on Facebook," he told CUTigers after Wednesday morning's Georgia Junior Bowl practice. "A lot of schools, a lot of schools send me mail."

Clemson running backs coach Tony Elliott serves as the primary recruiter for Dye.


As a junior, Dye rushed for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns. (Hale McGranahan)
"He keeps in touch with me a lot," Dye said. "He talks about football a lot. He has conversations with me, telling me Merry Christmas, and stuff like that. He tells me I need to get my momma up for a visit, to see how she likes the school."

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound running back is interested in what Clemson has to offer.

"They're a pretty cool program," he said.

The ACC Championship and Orange Bowl berth is "a great achievement."

During the fall, Dye visited Georgia, Alabama and Clemson. Within the next few weeks, he's planning to make another trip to Tuscaloosa.

Dye, who currently claims no list of favorites, plans on making a decision sometime during his senior year.

As a junior, he rushed for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Clemson and Georgia are his only two offers.


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