Dyer to revisit some top programs

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated is still going as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we spoke with running back Michael Dyer from Little Rock, AR. He briefed on some of his summer plans.

Even though he is up to 23 offers and has pretty good feel about what he wants out of a program, Little Rock (AR) Academy running back Michael Dyer will double check many of the programs that he holds in high regards.

But the 5-foot-10, 205-pound Dyer is not really calling any favorites, even though there are some programs that will get second and even third looks from the fourth ranked back by Scout.com.

"I am up to about 23 offers. The latest coming from Notre Dame, North Carolina, and Illinois," Dyer said. "There are a few schools that sort of stand out to me: Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma, LSU, Notre Dame, and Stanford."

Of the programs mentioned, four of the seven schools have seen Dyer on campus. He just finished up spring football and the college recruiters came by in big numbers. 

Dyer spoke on one of the coaches in particular.

"Last week, (Oklahoma assistant Cale) Gundy came to see me," Dyer said. "He and I have a good relationship. We didn't talk when he came by the school, but we talk regularly. He sees me as a team leader and looks at me as a player who will take the program to another level. He said that I would be a good role model for the Oklahoma program."

On a few occasions, Dyer said that he has spoken to coach Bob Stoops.

"I have enjoyed every conversation I have ever had with coach Stoops," Dyer said. "I like his approach. When we talk, he lets me know how the program will help me, but I also let him know how I could help the program."

Now as the 2008-2009 school year draws to a close, Dyer has a busy summer ahead. Even more so, a jam-packed June schedule. He said that he will start his tour at the first of the month with Tennessee, and then on the 13 and 14, Auburn will see him, followed by Alabama and Arkansas.

He will cap the tour off with another trip to Norman, OK. Dyer has been to Oklahoma on two other occasions and has made a few trips to Arkansas as well. 

Why the second, third look?

"I really want to know what I am getting into as far as a football program," Dyer said. "I want to get a list together for sure, and maybe even commit before the season starts.

Dyer finished the 2008 season over 2,000 yards and scored 21 touchdowns.


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