Looking at Depth Charts

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Jun 2, 2008


Dyron Dye continues to deny a leader and says he hasn't even begun narrowing schools down. "I don't have a top five right now and I'm really not going to announce any kind of list or anything until during the season," said Dye, who plans to announce his decision in early January. "So I'll try and take most of my visits before then. I'm really not going to worry about recruiting until then..."

Dyron Dye, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound four-star defensive end from Seminole High School in Sanford, Fla., has around 40 scholarships from schools all over the country.

Ranked as the No. 20 defensive end by Scout.com, Dye continues to deny a leader and says he hasn't even begun narrowing schools down. "I don't have a top five right now and I'm really not going to announce any kind of list or anything until during the season," Dye said.

"I plan to announce my decision during the Army All-America game in January," he said. "So I'll try and take most of my visits before then. I'm really not going to worry about recruiting until then. I just want to focus on helping my team win."

Dye doesn't plan on attending any camps this summer, but of the schools that have offered him he already visited both Florida and Miami.

"Florida has really great fans," he said. "I like the area a lot too. It's a real nice environment. I also like coach Urban Meyer. He just seems like a cool guy.

"Miami has a great program too," he said. "I like the people there a lot. They just all seem real friendly and treat you like family there. I felt very comfortable with all of them.

"I like coach Randy Shannon and I like how he's focused on keeping the local boys in Miami."

Although he's from Florida, Dye denies following any of the Florida programs as a youngster, not even one of the big-three. "I never had a college team," he said.

Dye says that distance or location won't be a factor, which is good news to the West Coast schools that have offered him - UCLA and USC.

"I don't know too much about UCLA yet," he said.

"But I love how USC has a winning team every year," he said. "They are always competing for the national championship.

"They send a lot of players in the draft in the first round and they don't really recruit out-of-state players unless they think they are first round guys, so that means a lot to me," Dye said. "I was really happy they offered, but definitely surprised."

Another team that is always in the title hunt is LSU. "They have a great defense," he said.

"LSU is known for their defense and have had the best defense in the country for like the past five years," he said. "They are always on top and I like the players that come out of there too."

The other in-state program that Dye has an offer from is Florida State. "I like coach Bobby Bowden and Jimbo Fisher," he said. "I'm hoping they have a better season next year and can start winning some more. It's a great place for football and they have really good fans."

Some of the other schools that have offered Dye are Kansas, Kansas State, Georgia, Mississippi State, USF, UCF, Clemson, Louisville, Auburn, Tennessee, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Kentucky and Rutgers, among others.

"I want to play early and get on the field as fast as possible," he said. "Playing time is the main thing for me. I don't care about things like distance, location or weather."

Dye finished his junior season with 65 tackles, 13 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, five fumbles caused, three blocked field goals, two fumbles recovered and two blocked punts.

"I'm a leader and motivator on the field," he said. "I get everybody going."

Dye says he can bench press 315-pounds and squat 465.

"I can rush the quarterback well and always hold my ground on plays," he said. "I'm just very physical, but I still want to get stronger and be more dominant on the run and take on double teams better."

Dye runs a 4.7 forty and has a 38-inch vertical jump.

He reports a 2.5 core GPA and is taking the SAT on June 7.



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