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Auburn football: Five-star running back Michael Dyer commits to Tigers

AUBURN, Ala. — Michael Dyer, the No. 1 running back in the country by some scouting services, made his commitment to Auburn public Friday morning at a press conference.

The Little Rock (Ark.) Christian Academy running back is the first five-star recruit to agree to play for Auburn coach Gene Chizik.

ESPN.com ranks Dyer as the No. 1 overall running back in the country. Rivals and Scout rank him as the No. 3 overall back.

The 5-foot-9, 200-pound Dyer chose Auburn over Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi 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.

He is Auburn’s 20th commitment for 2010 and its first running back.

— Andy Bitter