Georgia Football Recruiting: Profiling Elberton RB Prospect Tyshon Dye

Blake SilversAnalyst IIIMay 5, 2012

As one of the nation's top running back prospects, Tyshon Dye would certainly be a welcome addition to Mark Richt's 2013 recruiting class.

Dye is currently ranked at 114th on the ESPN150, and sits in the 11th spot for running back recruit in the entire nation.  He is considered a 4-star prospect by all major recruiting outlets, and at 6' and 205 lbs is said to have great vision and plenty of power and a 4.46 40 yard time.   

Chad Simmons of had this to say of the Elberton ball carrier:

Dye is a football player. He can do so many things well on the football field and it is not a given that he will be a running back in college. He plays running back with a linebacker mentality and he is a very physical player with speed to pull away from defenses. He is not a back with a lot of wiggle, but he can make cuts, and he plays fast. If he is not a running back, he could end up at linebacker or safety.

Besides UGA, Dye also has offers from several major programs including Auburn, Clemson, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee and Southern Cal.  

As a junior at Elbert County, Dye put up some impressive numbers with 1,561 yards and 21 touchdowns on 212 carries.  Showing his versatility, Dye also had a passing touchdown and almost 200 yards receiving, as well as five kickoff returns and six punt returns, finding the end zone twice.  

It is unclear how Georgia's staff intends to utilize Dye's versatility, but with no shortage of talent and skill, he would certainly be an asset in an already stacked recruiting class.