ATLANTA, Ga., -- Tyshon Dye hopes to have fun during this week's RisingSeniors.com Georgia Junior Bowl, but as far as the junior running back from Elbert County is concerned, this is a business trip.
And because of that, he expects to go home a stronger player than when he got here.
"I'm trying to get better, see where I'm at and get experience," Dye said.
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At this stage, Dye is among the more heavily recruited Peach State players in the class of 2013. He claims offers from Clemson and Georgia, and said his mailbox is full just about every day with letters from college programs across the country.
"I'm hearing from every school in the nation basically," Dye said. "They all send me mail. I don't have a favorite right now."
Clemson and Georgia each offered over the summer, according to the 6-feet, 200-pound Dye.
"I still hear a lot from them," Dye said. "Mostly, the one who gets with me the most is Clemson. He's telling me I'll fit perfectly in that offense in the next couple years. Then, he tells me they really want me there. I'd have to say Clemson is recruiting me the hardest. They're reaching out. They came to my school. Georgia actually came first. They've both been by. Georgia Tech also came by the school. I went to games at Alabama, Georgia and Clemson [this year]."
The interest from Georgia Tech is strong, he added. But according to Dye, he is only hearing from the Tide a little.
Dye, known for his combination of size and speed (he has run the 100-meter dash in 10.77 seconds), rushed for more than 1,500 yards in 2011 while leading Elbert County to the third round of the Georgia state playoffs. He also has had success in the class, and makes all A's and B's.
Dye has a "long way" to go before picking a college.
"It'll probably be this time next year," he said.