On the eve of the Arkansas State’s biggest game in recent years, more good news continues to come the Red Wolves way.
In a story AStateNation.com has been working and chasing for the last three weeks, we have confirmed through multiple sources close to the situation that Arkansas native and former Auburn running back Michael Dyer of Little Rock Christian will indeed enroll at Arkansas State as early as Monday if it hasn't already occurred.
It was first reported by veteran sports radio personality Mickey Ryan of 103.9 The Game on Thursday night that Ryan had confirmed through one source that Dyer would enroll at ASU in the near future.
It’s the policy of Fox Sports and Scout.com and AStateNation.com that we have two confirmable sources before reporting or breaking such stories.
AStateNation.com received it’s second and third solid source Saturday evening, the night before Arkansas State plays Northern Illinois Sunday night in the Go Daddy.com Bowl.
“Michael Dyer will be enrolled at Arkansas State in the next few days if it hasn’t already occurred,” said a source close the situation.
AStateNation.com learned Friday that Dyer reportedly was on the ASU campus in Jonesboro on Friday but was unable to confirm this through two sources.
It was learned late Saturday night that Dyer is indeed headed to Arkansas State to play for first year head coach Gus Malzahn.
Dyer is expected to enroll and begin classes during the Spring Semester at ASU.
We also confirmed Friday that Arkansas State was one of the schools that Auburn indeed released Dyer to be able to play for.
Dyer and ASU is expected to file a waiver request with the NCAA for a hardship, due to a family illness to a close realative of the standout Arkansas running back.
Dyer started as a true freshman for the Auburn Tigers when the War Eagles won a National Championship. He has not red shirted at Auburn and if he has to sit out a year due to transfer rules, he will still have two years to play two seasons at Arkansas State.
Dyer was a five star prospect by Scout.com after graduating from Little Rock Christian High School.. He was suspended for Auburn’s Bowl game for unspecified team rule violations.
He is not expected to be dealt a suspension by the NCAA according to sources.
Dyer is now considered a recruitable prospect and ASU Athletic officials are unable to comment on this situation. Gus Malzahn declined comment on the Dyer sitation in his Saturday's press conference.