Looking for more offers

Clemson remains on the radar for this 2011 Georgia running back who currently lists just one offer from a Mid-American school.

RB D.J. Tyson Profile

CUTigers caught up with Greenbrier High School (Evans, Ga.) running back D.J. Tyson at the Scout Showcase last month.

Eastern Michigan is his first and only offer, but he's looking to pick up a few more along the way. Clemson is one of those schools that he hopes will extend one his way.

His only unofficial visit to Tigertown was for the South Carolina State game in 2008.

"That was my first time. It was amazing. My favorite part was the hill," Tyson said. "They showed us around the facilities, but I liked it."

"I get frequent mail from Clemson, like weekly. I haven't had a letter since the dead period, before that I was getting frequent mail."

Though he's not the biggest back (5-8, 160 pounds), he regularly hears from Georgia Tech, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Syracuse and East Carolina.

"I really don't have any favorites, as of right now. I'm keeping my options open. I'm still looking," Tyson said.

He plans to head to Clemson for junior day.

"There are other schools that have invited me on the same day. I think since Clemson is close to me, I'm going to take it," Tyson said.

Growing up, he's watched many Clemson games on television. Former Tiger running back Reggie Merriweather is Tyson's running backs coach.

"He's been working with me on some little technique things that I just need to work on," Tyson said. "He's been trying to carry me back and forth to Clemson. He's been helping me by sending my tapes in and stuff."

Several factors make up his list in evaluating potential schools.

Academics, family atmosphere, if the schools fits him well and how soon he has a chance to get onto the field.

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