Reports: Hurricanes reach out to Clemson transfer running back Tyshon Dye

Tyshon Dye warms up before Clemson's 2015 game at Miami. (Getty Images)

Tyshon Dye warms up before Clemson’s 2015 game at Miami. (Getty Images)

In their search for running back depth, the Hurricanes could get an assist from the defending national champions.

Multiple reports said Clemson transfer Tyshon Dye is on UM’s radar as a possible backup to leading rusher Mark Walton. 

According to Canesport, Miami offensive coordinator and running backs coach Thomas Brown contacted Dye and told him he has a spot with the Hurricanes if he wants it. Dye told Canesport he planned to speak with Mark Richt on Sunday.

Dye

Dye

Dye, 23, is a native of Elberton, Ga. He is 5-foot-11 and 220 pounds and immediately eligible to play as a graduate transfer.

He was a four-star recruit in the 2013 class, rated 14th among running backs and 165th overall by the 247Sports composite ratings. However, injuries hampered his career at Clemson.

In 2015, he rushed for 91 yards — 52 of which came in a blowout win at Miami — and two touchdowns. He had 109 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries last year. He did not play in the ACC championship or the playoffs.

His career numbers for Clemson — which touted him as “one of the team’s most physical running backs” on its website — were 351 yards and five touchdowns on 76 carries. He also caught two passes for 11 yards.

Dye told Canesport that 10 schools offered him a spot. He told 247Sports that Georgia Southern is contacting him the most. Another contender is SMU, whose coach, Chad Morris, was Clemson’s former offensive coordinator.

 

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