Report: Michael Dyer headed to Louisville

According to several reports, former Auburn University running back Michael Dyer plans on enrolling at the University of Louisville and joining the football program. Dyer has released a statement saying he wants to attend U of L. But he still not enrolled at U of L, which can't comment on prospective student-athletes.

Michael Dyer plans on enrolling at the University of Louisville.

According to multiple reports and a statement from Dyer, the former Auburn University running back plans on enrolling at U of L next week.

Dyer, who is currently still in Arkansas and has not signed scholarship papers, would be immediately eligible and have two years of eligibility remaining.

U of L can't publically comment on potential student-athletes until they enroll. Several sources told CA it likely wouldn't be until sometime next week before the Dyer-to-Louisville story becomes official.

A 1,000-yard rusher in two seasons at Auburn, Dyer broke Bo Jackson's freshman record for yards in a season and was named MVP of the 2011 BCS National Championship game in 2011.

I'm ready to start a new chapter in my life," Dyer said in a statement sent to the media. "I have learned from the past and feel that Louisville is the best place for me to play the second half of my college career.

Dyer was suspended from Auburn after the 2011 season and transferred but never played at Arkansas State after being dismissed from the team.

In a year away from football, Dyer received an Associated Degree from Arkansas Baptist College and was mentored by the school's President Fitz Hill.

Strong has been asked about the situation several times and on Tuesday told several members of the media at the American Athletic Conference Media Day in Newport, R.I., that he was "still in the decision process."

"You want to make sure that if you bring anyone into your program, he's going to become part of your program and you're not going to become him," Strong said last week. "That's what I always say. Any time we're looking to bring anyone into this program, it's all about us wanting to change that young man's future and give him a future where he has a chance to go be a productive citizen of society."?

Louisville starts practice on Tuesday night.


Cardinal Authority Top Stories