LSU is in the race

With spring winding down and school letting out, an important summer filled with visits and camps is about to begin for the 2010 class. Michael Dyer is one of the top players in the country and he's already visited a number of schools, but his traveling will continue over the summer.

“Spring was pretty good and a lot of fun, and we just got out of school last week,” said’s 26th ranked overall prospect in the country, Michael Dyer. “I didn’t really have much chance to visit schools during the spring outside of Oklahoma’s spring game, so I’m going to be doing some traveling over the summer. I’m probably going to Tennessee next week, and I also want to see Auburn, LSU, Notre Dame, and Florida.”


While most of those schools will be hosting the nation’s 4th ranked running back for the first time, the trip to LSU will be a return trip the 5-foot-9, 205-pound runner has been looking forward to since his first visit two summers ago.


“I’ve been to LSU before, and I’m anxious to get back down there,” said Dyer, who rushed for 2,710 yards as a sophomore and over 1,900 as a junior. “I just want to go back and be around the campus and hangout with the players and coaches. It will probably be for just a visit, not camp.”


While the LSU coaches are certainly ready to see the four-star prospect on campus again, running backs coach Larry Porter took the opportunity recently to make a visit up to Little Rock to see Dyer.


“Coach Porter came out here a week or two ago,” Dyer said. “I talked to him on the phone about it last week. He said he already knew I could play and didn’t need to see me do anything, he just came by to let me know he was thinking about me and so we could get to know each other a little better.”


The Tigers were Dyer’s favorite school very early on in the process, but slipped a little for various reasons last year. Now they have managed to move themselves back up near the top of Dyer’s list of schools.


“LSU just has a good campus, good program, and good coaches,” he said. “If I had a list right now they would be in the top five. I’m just ready to get back there as soon as I can.”


Dyer says there are still many schools that could fill the remaining four spots in his potential top five, and he also informed us which seven schools he wanted listed on his profile.


“I’m handling the recruiting process pretty well right now, really just enjoying and having fun with it,” he said. “I’m up to around 23 offers now. Besides LSU, some others that are kind of standing out for me are Auburn, Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, and Stanford.


“Hopefully I’ll be able to get a solid list of six or seven schools together by the time school starts, and then take my time with everything and probably decide on signing day. But those are the seven that are sticking out for me right now.”

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