Michael Dyer says he'd walk on at Arkansas instead of taking scholarship elsewhere

Butch Dill

The troubled running back would like to stay close to home, though he may not get the opportunity.

Running back Michael Dyer is still looking for another shot at an FBS school and says he would prefer to play for Arkansas if given the chance. He's even willing to walk on to the Razorbacks team rather than accept a scholarship from another school.

Regardless of offers from other teams, "If Arkansas said I could walk on, I'd go walk on at Arkansas," Dyer told USA TODAY Sports. He attended high school in Little Rock and most recently spent time at Arkansas Baptist College, where he earned an associate's degree in June. The opportunity with the Razorbacks may not materialize, though. A source indicated to USA TODAY Sports that the school isn't keen on allowing Dyer to enroll.

Dyer began his college career at Auburn, where he posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and helped the Tigers win a BCS title. He was suspended in Dec. 2011 for a failed drug test, which would lead him to Arkansas State, where he again ran into trouble. He never played a down for the Red Wolves.

Dyer can play for an FBS team immediately, and he has two years of eligibility remaining.

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