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July 17, 2009
No. 3 RB: AU has really good lead
The nation's No. 1 running back, five-star Lache Seastrunk of Temple, Texas, is believed to be leaning towards Auburn.
The nation's No. 3 back, fellow five-star Michael Dyer, isn't leaving any doubts.
Not only does Auburn lead, the 5-foot-9, 200-pounder from Little Rock (Ark.) Christian said it's a comfortable one.
"Auburn has a really good lead right now," Dyer said in an interview Friday with KNWA's Razorback Nation. "I really like all of the coaches, the head coach (Gene Chizik) especially. I like the atmosphere. It kind of reminds me of home. It's good to go somewhere that reminds you of home."
Dyer has been impressed with the job Chizik has done in his short time as head coach at Auburn.
"He's bringing in a lot of good players, a lot of good players that could bring them up a little bit," Dyer said in the interview. 'He's doing a great job of recruiting."
In addition to Chizik, Dyer said he's impressed with the offensive coordinator, Gus Malzahn. He likes what he's heard from the former Arkansas high school coach.
"Coach Malzahn is a pretty good coach and I respect his offense a lot. I know he would do pretty good things," Dyer said. "People promise good things, but I have a great idea that he would do the things that he says he will."
Dyer, ranked by Rivals as the No. 11 overall recruit in the country, said he plans to make another trip to the Plains this weekend.
"I'm planning on going there Sunday. We're going to Florida with some friends and we're going to stop by," he said. "I've been down there several times and I'm really familiar with most people down there, the coaches."
Dyer will be joined on the visit by teammate Dakota Mosley. Mosley, who has an Auburn offer as well, is being recruited to the Plains as an offensive lineman. He too has the Tigers at the top. Dyer said he and Mosley could continue playing together in college.
"We respect what we have to do at the end, but if we can go to the same school, that would be fun," Dyer said.
And a decision may not be too far off.
"I want to do it right before my senior year or right in the middle so I can get it over with before the state championship, the playoffs get around," he said.
Dyer added that Tennessee and Arkansas trail Auburn.