Dyron Dye is one of the top defensive ends in the nation, as Scout.com has him rated as the 17th best player at his position this year. The 6'5" 225 pound prospect made the trip from Sanford, FL to Tallahassee to watch Florida State's game against Wake Forest. Earlier in the process it seemed like the Noles had faded as an option for Dye. After the visit is seems like FSU is indeed an option at this time.
"I wanted to come up to the game and check it out," said Dye about his decision to visit FSU. "I've been up there before, but they're a school I am looking into so I came up for the game."
Dyron really doesn't say too much about his recruitment and denies a leader. He did say that Florida State is among his list of top 5 schools. Before the game he told Bobby Bowden that he was planning on making an official visit to FSU sometime during his recruitment.
"FSU has always been a school I am looking at," stated Dye. "They are in my top 5 with Florida, Miami, LSU and USC. I told Coach Bowden that I was going to make an official visit and I am looking into that."
While the game didn't go in the Seminoles favor, Dye said he liked what he saw from the defense. He told NoleDigest that he can see himself playing in the type of defense that he saw this past weekend.
"The visit was good and the game was good," said Dye. "I thought the defense played well with 5 players missing the game and with the way the offense played. The defense held them to only field goals. I can see myself playing in that defense and I liked how they didn't give up."
Dye spoke to several of the coaches while he was there and after his visit. They told him they were excited that he was there, and that they'll see him when he makes his official. Dye has stated before that he wants to see the Noles have some success this year on the field. Dye said all things considered the loss to Wake didn't hurt where FSU stands with him at this time.
"I can't rate the visit with a number," said Dye, "but I was impressed by it. I liked how the defense stepped up and played and how they play a lot of young players. The loss did not hurt them because they just have to correct their mistakes."
Dyron doesn't have any other visits set up at this time, saying that he's just going to play things by ear. FSU is in contention, but they are going to have to continue to fight and recruit Dye hard if they're to stay in it for him. If he goes through with his plans to visit, the Noles will have a good shot when he commits at the Army All-American game.
Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Dye and the rest of the 2009 recruiting class.