“Wonder whose hand will seize this fire? / I’ll tell you now: His name is Dyer.” William Blake ain’t never done better.
By the time a recruiting cycle ends, and certain recruits that were locks have gone places they weren’t supposed to and certain studs have wound up looking far less studly and Recruit X’s signing has made former must-get Recruit Y superfluous, there’s always going to be an avalanche of ironies. Fans get so excited about whatever shiny four-star gets dangled in front of them that there almost have to be.
One of the biggest of the 2010 cycle for Auburn: Michael Dyer was a bonus.
If they stay healthy, Auburn’s running backs are going to make Phil Steele’s “No. 32” ranking look as foolish as anything he’s ever written. They are going to incinerate people. They are going to be great.
More than that–they are going to be Auburn great.