Swinney Visits Spiller After Track Title

Clemson signee C.J. Spiller showed why he was the top running backs in the Sunshine state and one of the top track performers in the nation as he swept the 100m and 200m state championships in Florida. The prize prospects also had a visitor today as he worked out with his teammates at Union County.

Clemson signee C.J. Spiller recently showed why he was one of the top running backs in the country as he swept the 100m and 200m at the state track championships.

"That was my goal going into track meet. I knew it would be tough because of the competition. After the prelims I felt good. I had messed up on my start in the 100. I had to correct that in the finals. On the 200 my start was good, but I knew I had to run faster in the finals. I just felt good the whole race," Spiller told CUTigers.com.

How did it feel to be the state champ in both events?

"I knew I had a good chance," Spiller responded. "After I won them both, it felt good to finish high school career as a champion. The nerves were all gone and I could relax. I just felt good to go out as the champ."

Clemson assistant coach Dabo Swinney was back in Union County Tuesday to check on his star recruits and evaluate several other future Union County standouts.

"Coach Swinney came down to our practice today. He was there looking at a couple of my teammates. I was out there just passing the ball around some," Spiller said.

July can't get here soon enough for the Florida native.

"Yeah I can't wait," he said. "I am just ready to get up there and try to earn the respect of my teammates. I know there will be a lot of pressure coming in so highly recruited. I just want to show people why I chose Clemson. I want to get to know my teammates."

Spiller also said: "I took this week off of conditioning. I just wanted to let my body recover a little. I still lifted this week. Things are looking good right now.

"This Friday is our last day of school. Our graduation is next Friday."

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