Friday, November 6, 2009

Dyer commits

Auburn landed a huge commitment Friday when RB Michael Dyer announced his intentions to play for the Tigers next year.

Dyer has already set an Arkansas state record with 7,566 career rushing yards playing with Little Rock Christian. ranks the 5-foot-8, 200-pound back as the 17th overall prospect in the country and the third-best running back. Both Rivals and rate him as a five-star recruit, which is the highest ranking given by both scouting services.

Dyer told that offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn, an Arkansas native, played a pivotal role during his recruitment.

With Dyer’s commitment, Auburn now has 20 players that have pledged to play for the Tigers next season. Dyer is the first tailback to commit.

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