Michael Dyer, the No. 1 running back in the country by some scouting services, made his commitment to Auburn public this morning at a news conference.
The Little Rock (Ark) Christian running back is a five-star recruit, the first to agree to play for Auburn coach Gene Chizik. Dyer is ranked as the No. 1 overall running back in the country by ESPN.com. Rivals and Scout both rank him as the No. 3 overall back.
The 5-foot-9, 200-pound Dyer chose Auburn over Arkansas, Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee, among others.
Last week Dyer became the state of Arkansas' all-time leading rusher. He has 7,566 career rushing yards and 74 touchdowns.
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He is Auburn's 20th commitment for 2010 and its first running back.
Dyer's high school team will play on ESPNU at 7 tonight against Pulaski Academy.