Dye On The Rise

Stanley Dye is an under the radar name to keep an eye on in the 2014 class. The rising senior is up to seven offers, and is also receiving interest from a number of other schools.

Orange Park (Fla.) wide receiver Stanley Dye has seen a peak in his recruitment lately. Several schools have extended offers, while others are beginning to join the mix.

"Right now I have seven offers," Dye said. "Those schools are UAB, Marshall, FIU, Mercer, Jacksonville, Presbyterian and Walker.

"Other teams are interested in me, though. They are Miami (FL), West Virginia, UCF, Middle Tennessee, Troy and Stanford."

Of the schools listed, West Virginia appears to have caught the eye of the Ridgeview High School standout. Just a few short weeks back Mountaineer assistant Joe DeForest expressed to him how he could succeed in the Mountaineers' offense.

"I'm really interested in West Virginia," the 5-9, 165-pound wide receiver said. "I could really see myself playing there. I talked to Coach DeForest and he said they were close to offering. So I'm still waiting on that."

As Dye examines the reasons he's interested in the West Virginia, the offense the Mountaineers run appears to be near the top of the list.

"I love how they run their offense," he exclaimed. "It's up-tempo and really high powered. There's a lot of passes and quick plays. They also play in front of a big crowd and I think it would be a fun atmosphere to play football in."

Dye had originally hoped to make a commitment before the start of his senior season. However, he wants to be sure of his decision and stay true to his pledge.

"I wanted to commit before the season actually started, but I wanted to see all these offers and not rush my decision." Dye said. "I could commit and then get an offer from a school I'd want to visit and I feel it'd be messed up to visit after I've committed."

This summer Dye plans to visit a number of schools, including West Virginia. The tentative date for that visit is in July.


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