Dye graduated from Elbert County High School in 2013. He played for Clemson for three seasons, according to ESPN.com, before transferring to East Carolina for his final season.
In a May 2013 interview with The AJC, Dye said he was also recruited to play at UGA, but at linebacker.
“But they were going to give me my opportunity at running back, and see what I can do,” he said. “And then, if it didn't work out, they were going to try me at linebacker."
Instead, Dye signed with Clemson. Clemson Head Coach Dabo Swinney released a statement Friday evening.
“All of our hearts are just broken,” Swinney said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. I can honestly say Tyshon Dye is one of the sweetest souls I’ve ever been associated with or coached. We’re just all heartbroken tonight, and we’re praying for his family and know that he’s been called home.”