September 30, 2011

Dye remains unsure



Elbert County running back Tyshon Dye received an offer from Georgia back in June, but since fellow 2013 running back Derrick Henry verbally committed in July, Dye said he isn't completely certain where he stands with the Bulldogs, or even where they are recruiting him to play.

When asked how much Georgia has been in contact with him recently, Dye simply stated "not much."

In August, Dye told UGASports.com he suspected that Georgia might have eyes for him at linebacker instead of his initial offer at running back. Dye said his most recent contact with coaches was consistent with his suspicion, though he has yet to hear anything officially.

"One of the coaches wrote me on Facebook not too long ago, I think he was a defense coach, but I haven't really heard a lot from them," Dye said. "But I like their coaching staff; I think their coaches are pretty cool."

It is not far-fetched for Dye to play linebacker at the next level.

Dye recorded 18 solo tackles in a single game as a sophomore last year, and his coach, Sid Fritts, has vouched for the athlete's elite capabilities on either side of the ball.

However, Dye said he considers himself more offensive and is proving that by carrying 72 times for 574 yards and eight touchdowns for his team through four games. Dye said he still looks to the Dawgs' offense when evaluating the program.

"I like the offense that they run," Dye said. "I like how they set (Isaiah Crowell) out on screen passes. I think I'm more of a power running back, but I can be used all-around."

The 6-foot, 205-pound prospect said he is getting interest mainly from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, and Auburn, and said Alabama is probably pushing the hardest.

The junior was most recently at Clemson last weekend, and said he intends to visit Athens soon.

"I want to go to catch one of the homes games before they don't have anymore," Dye said.

In the meantime, Dye said he is taking his time and will wait a while to make any decisions in his recruitment.


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