Mark Edwards and our friends at KTHV Channel 11 in Little Rock, Ark., have an exclusive interview with former Little Rock Christian prep running back star and Auburn standout, Michael Dyer, who says he is open to playing for Bret Bielema and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
If given the chance, I would definitely go down there and do the best that I can – for the team and the for the coaches and for fans. And to be able to play at home – I think any kid would love that dream. To come back home and start over and play at home. But I’m going to sit here and play it out and let God do the rest for me.
Dyer also was briefly a member of the Arkansas State University Red Wolves under former coach Gus Malzahn. Dyer was dismissed from the Red Wolves last summer after news of a traffic stop became public. The springtime incident yielded a gun and marijuana.
Jim Harris, featured writer for Sporting Life Arkansas, offers his thoughts on Dyer below:
Michael Dyer is fully aware now that anything like what’s happened before his year off at Arkansas Baptist College will ruin his hopes to get NFL teams to take him seriously.
Dr. Fitz Hill at Arkansas Baptist believes in Dyer, though, and is really trying to get this guy somewhere. If it’s not Arkansas, then perhaps Dyer can find a place at TCU or somewhere on a high level, but certainly the talent is there; he was All-SEC and was MVP of the 2011 BCS National Championship Game. The kid has displayed some arrogance during the better times, but he also has had a little humbling in the past nine months.
He can help win football games for Arkansas, and he can go a long way to mending some past wounds with the UA fan base for the next year, and after a solid season, he can then move on to the NFL.
You can see the full video interview here.