AU Gets Big-Time Commitment

Tim TrollingerCorrespondent INovember 6, 2009

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 19:  Head coach Gene Chizik of the Auburn Tigers looks on during the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Auburn, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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The Gene Chizik era continues to gain momentum as Auburn gets Big time commitment.

Little Rock Christian running back Micheal Dyer, announced Friday morning his intentions to sign with Auburn on Signing Day, Feb. 3.

One of the nation's top overall recruits and the state of Arkansas' top prospect ,Dyer committed to Auburn moments after accepting an invitation to play in the Under-Armour All-American Game, which will be played Jan. 2 in Orlando, Fla.

I really like all of the coaches, the head coach Gene Chizik especially," Dyer said. "I like the atmosphere. It kind of reminds me of home. It's good to go somewhere that reminds you of home."

Last week, Dyer became the state of Arkansas' all-time leading rusher. Dyer has rushed for 7,566 yards and 74 touchdowns in his high school career.

This Auburn coaching staff has not shied away from pursuing the top level recruits. Signing a guy like Micheal Dyer could easily open the flood gates.

Dyer is ranked the No. 7 player in the country, and the No. 1 running back by ESPN.