June 27, 2011

If Dyson stays, it's Tech

NEW ORLEANS-You can never have too many good athletes that can get after the quarterback.

Now the only question with one of the best in the State of Louisiana is whether or not Sonny Dykes and his staff can get him to stay in the Bayou State.

6-3, 290-pound strongside defensive end Darrian Dyson is a pass rushing specialist from Edna Karr High School in New Orleans. To-date he already has scholarship offers on the table from Cincinnati, Colorado, Louisiana Tech, Memphis and Pittsburgh.

"Things are really starting to get going," Dyson said. "I'm really starting to hear from a lot of schools and they are staying in constant contact with me. I would have to say right now that Pittsburgh is the school that I am hearing from the most but all the schools that have offered me so far are really staying in touch."

With all 2012 prospects in summer break, their focus shifts to summer camps at various colleges throughout the country, something Dyson is in the middle of doing for sure.

"So far the only school that I have been to camp wise is Louisiana Tech," Dyson said. "That was a really fun time. Ruston is a great city. I was suppose to camp at Alabama and a couple of other places earlier this summer but rides fell through. My plan is to go to the LSU camp later in July and then to a couple of Nike camps later in July too."

When it comes to the Bulldogs, Dyson said he and assistant coach Stan Eggen are becoming quick friends.

"Coach Dyson and I talk on Facebook a lot," Dyson said. "He is a good guy and he and I talk about what he could do to help me become the best football player I can be. Coach Eggen is a good guy and I like talking to him.

"The thing about my recruiting process right now is I really just want to get out of the State of Louisiana. I just want to try some new things that is why Pittsburgh is so high on my list right now. But if I do decide to stay in-state and there are some good reasons to stay in-state, I can definitely see myself coming to Ruston and being a Louisiana Tech Bulldog."

When it comes to a decision date, Dyson said he expects to see it through to the end.

"I probably see myself being a Signing Day guy," Dyson said. "I want to learn everything I can before I make this very important decision."

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