DESPERATELY needing depth at RB, Miami was hot after Clemson Grad transfer Tyshon Dye. Late on Saturday night, however, news broke that Dye had committed to East Carolina, as you can see in the below tweet:
Breaking Scoop: #Clemson running back grad transfer Tyshon Dye commits to #EastCarolina. Instant Impact. Will enroll in June. @tydye22— Ryan Bartow (@RyanBartow) May 7, 2017
No way to sugar coat this: it hurts.
With just 4 scholarship RBs and only 2 of them healthy at this time — starter Mark Walton and breakout-ready Travis Homer — Miami needs depth at Running Back in the worst way. It’s the only position on the team where the numbers are off, and getting Dye would have been a huge stopgap there.
With Dye off the board with the above-embedded report, Miami will have to look elsewhere for a transfer RB for the 2017 season.
And, before someone asks, getting a late 2017 HS commit is highly unlikely. Miami has 2 top-10 RBs committed in the 2018 class — 5-star Lorenzo Lingard and 4-star Cam’Ron Davis — so adding another player with 4 years of eligibility in front of those 2 studs isn’t something that I forsee happening. Also, I don’t believe there is an uncommitted/unsigned 2017 RB that’s Miami caliber to get this late, as National Signing Day was more than 3 months ago.
Dye to East Carolina SUCKS. Plain and simple.
Now, Miami has to move on and fix the running back depth situation in a yet-to-be-seen way.