Recruit Update: Anthony Dye

Corona (Calif.) Santiago cornerback Anthony Dye was the first player to commit to UCLA in the class of 2008. So where does the four-star prospect stand on his commitment with Karl Dorrell's firing?

The first commitment to UCLA in the class of 2008, Anthony Dye of Corona Santiago, is still committed to the Bruins, but like much of the class in the wake of Karl Dorrell's firing, Dye is in wait-and-see mode.

"Anthony is still committed to UCLA, but we're going to wait and see what happens until we know more," said his father Mark. "We'll be taking our visit next week (to UCLA) with the other commits, and we hope to know something then."

Dye has already taken one official visit, to Oregon, and was scheduled to take an official visit to Oregon State this weekend, but that was postponed.

"He was supposed to go to Corvallis this weekend, but with the championship game, we'll have to move it. Next week is UCLA's visit," said Mark.

Dye has maintained throughout the last few months that he was keeping his options open, in case there was a shakeup in the coaching staff.

"He's going to wait and see what happens with Coach (DeWayne) Walker at UCLA," said Mark. "Coach Walker took a chance on Tony and offered him before anyone else did and that means a lot to us. So we want to see what happens with him and see what the timeline is in deciding a new coach, whoever that may be."

The visit to Corvallis for Dye may not happen until mid-January, since after the dead period, Dye will be playing in the ESPN Under-Armour All-American Game.

This weekend, the Sharks, who received one of the last spots into the playoffs, will play Corona Centennial at the Home Depot Center for the CIF-Inland Division title.

Dye has switched from receiver to running back in the past few weeks and the Sharks have caught fire. Dye has rushed for 495 yards in the playoffs alone and scored eight touchdowns. His defensive play hasn't suffered either, recording 46 tackles the last three games.


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