Spiller Begins "New Journey" on Tuesday

C.J. Spiller went on the record with CUTigers.com late Sunday evening as he prepared to head to Clemson to begin his college career. Find out the latest on the future Tiger running back in this final update before heads to Tigertown.

The top ranked recruit in Clemson's 2006 recruting class, 5-star running back C.J. Spiller, will finally be heading to Clemson on Independence Day.

Sunday night, Spiller told CUTigers.com, "I will be up there on Tuesday. I may ride up by myself. My brother may ride up to keep me company. If not I will come up by myself."

The Union County standout will be rooming with his former teammate this summer. "I am going to room with Kevin Alexander. We are all ready to come up there. Our parents have been talking about what we are both bringing up to Clemson," he said.

The star running back has also been working hard to make sure he is ready to compete when he arrives on campus this week. "The workouts are going good. I have put on about five pounds. I am up to 190," he said.

Clemson assistant coach Dabo Swinney, Spiller's main recruiter, has kept in touch with his prize recruit since National Signing Day. "The coaches are just telling me they are ready for me to get up there," said Spiller. "I'm just ready to get going."

What is Spiller looking forward to the most about beginning his Clemson career? "I am just ready to start working out. I am ready to start a new journey," replied Spiller.

What are C.J.'s goals for his freshman year in Orange? "I would love to play for a National Championship. My personal goals are to get in there and learn the system. I want to get in there and help the team out any way I can," he added.

Spiller, who signed with Clemson this past February over offers from Southern Cal, Miami, Florida State and Florida, recorded 176 carries for 1,840 yards and 30 rushing touchdowns as a senior at Lake Butler High School.

He also brought in 15 catches for 249 yards through the air.

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