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Byrnes standout Xavier Dye is eager to begin his Clemson career. The talented receiver found time during his remaining days at home to make a trip to Nashville to support Tiger Nation. has the latest on this future Clemson Tiger in this recruiting update.

WR Xavier Dye Profile

"I went to the game," said Dye. "I went with my uncle and one of his friends. My goodness there were a lot of Kentucky fans there. It was like 70 percent blue. We looked good coming out in the first half. I think the refs took away the ball with some of the calls, but we lost the game."

The holidays gave Xavier time to spend with his family before he heads off to Clemson.

"They were pretty good," he said. "I just hung out with my family and spent the week with them. I got a couple of things I liked for Christmas. I got a Blackberry. That should help me keep organized at Clemson.

"I saw Willy [Korn] Saturday before he left. I went over to his house to celebrate his little brother's birthday. We threw some at Byrnes last week."

Clemson assistant coach Dabo Swinney is eager to get the 6-5 receiver on campus.

"He has just told me to come in and be ready," Dye said. "He said he has a plan for me. He told me to be ready to work hard.

"I will be moving in next Monday. I will be rooming with Landon [Walker], Willy and Brian [Linthicum]. I talked to Brian a couple of weeks ago. I talked with Landon some at the Shrine Bowl."

What is Dye looking forward to about his Clemson career?

"I am just looking forward to being a part of a team like this," he responded. "I can't wait to experience the college atmosphere. I want to get to meet a ton of people. I want to make sure I get my school work done and get my degree. Hopefully I can make it to the NFL one day."

The Byrnes standout believes this year's recruiting class can help get the Tigers to the next level.

"We will help a good bit," he said. "We should be able to help fill some holes, like at quarterback, on the offensive line and at tight end. We should be able to help the team get to the next level." Top Stories