By Tyler Winn
“It makes me feel” is what the senior running back Tyshon Dye had to say after signing a National Letter of Intent to play football for the Clemson Tigers next fall. Tyshon Dye is ranked as the 123rd football recruit in the nation and the number 12 ranked player in the state ofGeorgiafor the class of 2013 by ESPN. Dye has become known by many as one the best offensive players to play football forElbertCounty. During his time as a Blue Devil, Dye rushed for a total of 3,465 yards on 420 attempts with 46 touchdowns and caught 27 passes for 374 yards with 4 touchdowns. Dye also become know as a well established return specialist for the Blue Devils returning 2 punts for touchdown and 2 touchdown returns off of kickoffs. Dye’s senior season was cut short due to an ankle injury. Dye said “I think it could have been a lot better” when he was asked about how the season would have turned out if he and other Blue Devils had stayed healthy. Blue Devil head football coach had nothing but good things to say about the senior running back as he went on to wish him all the best. Tyshon Dye will graduate fromElbertCountyComprehensiveHigh Schoolin May and then make his way toClemson,South Carolinato begin summer practices. The Clemson Tigers finished their 2012 season with an 11-2 overall record and a 7-1 record in ACC play and capped their season off a victory over LSU in the Chik-Fil-A Bowl. The Tigers will host the Georgia Bulldogs on August 31st to kickoff the 2013 season. Good luck to Tyshon as he continues his football career as a Clemson Tiger.
In attendance included his mother Peggy Dye, Elbert County Football Coaches Sid Fritts and Jason Colts, Elbert County Comprehensive High School Principal Renee Padgett, Superintendent of Elbert County Board of Education, Rick Higginbotham, Sandy Adams, Latoya Tillman, Jay Akin, and Cristal Akin.