Gearing up for Clemson

Four-star running back commitment Tyshon Dye is locked in with his pledge to the Tigers and ready to get his Clemson career underway.

RB Tyshon Dye Profile

The nation's No. 27 running back was on campus this weekend for his official visit. When he returns for good later this summer, Dye hopes to make a run at the No. 1 spot vacated by Andre Ellington.

"I want to start, of course," he said.

Dye realizes it'll take more than just showing up.

"I just want to try to get in and work hard. Hopefully, my dream will come true, playing on the next level," he said.

As for the official visit, that went really well for Dye.

What stood out about the weekend?

"Probably just chilling at the fellas during the banquet."

The speech from Brian Dawkins was also a treat.

"I enjoyed it. It was really motivational. Like he said, treat people how you want to be treated, stuff like that. It was cool," Dye said.

During Dye's meeting with Dabo Swinney, the head coach thanked him for remaining firm with his pledge.

"He's glad that I stayed true to my commitment. He was saying I had a good chance of playing, if I can get in and work hard," Dye said.

Zac Brooks served as Dye's host this weekend.

"I didn't really know Zac [before the visit]. Zac's a pretty cool dude, a down to earth kind of guy. I could see myself being real cool with him," Dye said.

He also spent time with fellow running back pledge Wayne Gallman.

"That's my buddy. We kicked it, too. We kicked it that first night," Dye said.

During his injury-shortened senior season, Dye rushed for over 800 yards and scored 12 touchdowns.

The injury, a high ankle sprain, is recovering well.

"It's not 100 percent yet. It's close. It's probably about 98 percent, 95, maybe," Dye said.

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