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Report: Ex-Auburn running back Michael Dyer considering USF

Michael Dyer Ex-Auburn RB Michael Dyer had consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons for the Tigers. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

By Zac Ellis

Former Auburn and Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer is still looking for a home, and he could potentially find one in the Sunshine State. ESPN.com's Joe Schad reports that Dyer visited South Florida's campus last weekend and the Bulls may be high on Dyer's list.

Dyer told USA Today's George Schroeder last week that he'd prefer to walk on for his home-state Arkansas Razorbacks, but that's not necessarily on the table at this point. Dyer remains plagued by his checkered past, which saw him depart from both Auburn and Arkansas State following off-field issues.

USF could use a player of Dyer's talent in its backfield. Senior Marcus Shaw is the Bulls' leading returning rusher after running for 248 yards and no touchdowns in 2012. Dyer recorded consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons at Auburn in 2010 and '11, and he won offensive MVP honors after the Tigers’ victory over Oregon in the 2011 BCS title game, when he carried 22 times for 143 yards.
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