USC extends offer to Tyshon Dye
As one recruiting period ends, another begins, and USC is wasting no time in targeting prospects for the future. The Trojans extended an offer to Elberton Georgia running back Tyshon Dye on Wednesday, as it looks to restock the cupboard with high priority items for the next calendar year.
Dye is an ESPNU 150 watch list player for 2013, after rushing for 1,561 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior. He currently holds offers from Georgia, Clemson, and Auburn, with the most recent interest served by USC.
With Marc Tyler’s graduation, Amir Carlisle’s transfer, and Dillon Baxter’s dismissal, USC is thinner at running back than it would like to be. Dye is the fourth ball carrier to receive a scholarship offer for 2013, after the program signed just one in the class of 2012.
Playing high school football just 30 miles from Athens, it’s the Bulldogs with the obvious home field advantage, and the Trojans appearing as the long shot. The soon-to-be senior will receive several more offers before the recruiting process is done, but not all will target him for his preferred position at running back. The two-way player also stars at linebacker for his Elbert County team.