Scouts: Dye fills need for Clemson


Clemson has not signed an ESPN 150 running back since Mike Bellamy in 2011, so this was a position of need and we believe it's been filled well with Tyshon Dye (Elberton, Ga./Elbert County).

This is a strong, sturdy runner and potential load back for the Tigers. While offensive coordinator Chad Morris’ offense is built around explosive weapons in the passing game, he also relies on a featured back to remain balanced and force defenses to be honest. Dye should do that for Clemson. He is physically ready to make the jump to the next level and he has the frame and downhill running strength to move the chains and force defenses to load up the box.

Dye is a decisive runner as well, which helps his cause to contribute early. He is quick to square up and get north and while he may not be a future home run threat for the Tigers, Dye will get the yards that are there, create ones on his own with power and catch the ball out of the backfield, which is important facet in this offense.