Rivals250 running back Tyshon Dye of Elbert County (Ga.) is starting to compile a pretty impressive list of offers. Recently, Southern California became the latest to pull the trigger, joining programs such as Auburn, Clemson, Georgia and Tennessee
The Trojans offer "means a lot," Dye told Rivals.com. "They're way across the country. For them to offer means they must really like me."
With the 6-feet, 200-pound Dye, there is much to like. Last season, he rushed for more than 1,500 yards, and also showed the ability to effectively catch the ball out of the backfield and make plays in the passing game.
"I think I'm a real good running back and I've got good potential," Dye said. "I really like catching the ball or even being a slot receiver. We run the spread. I [line up at] running back and slot."
Last fall, Dye attended games at Alabama, Clemson and Georgia. He hasn't yet had a chance to visit any schools in 2012.
According to Dye, Clemson, Georgia, Georgia Tech and South Carolina have stopped by his school recently.
"I was invited to a lot of junior days, but I had car issues," Dye said. "I'm going to [take visits] this spring. I'm going to try to go to Alabama, Auburn, Clemson and Georgia. I've been to Georgia like three or four times."
Dye claims no leader but said three programs stand out.
"Georgia, Clemson and Bama," he said.
The Tide has yet to offer, but Dye is optimistic.
"Their running backs coach messaged me on Facebook, and asked me when's the next time I can come hang out over there," Dye said.