RECRUITING: 5-Star recruit sets visit to UM

C.J. Spiller ended his senior season with over 1,800 yards and 30 touchdowns on the ground. The five-star prospect is getting used to the offseason.

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"Now I'm just working out, playing basketball, and getting ready for the All-American Game," Spiller said. "I'm looking forward to going there and meeting a lot of the top recruits and being able to compete with some of the best players in the whole nation. It'll be a good experience."

C.J. Spiller, 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, is also trying to keep up with the recruiting process. He's been on one visit already and has three others scheduled.

"I went to USC and that's been it so far," he said. "It was alright. My flight got delayed so I wasn't even able to see the campus. I had to wait till Saturday to fly out because we had a game that Friday. I got there at four and their game started at seven. I got to see them in action and be inside the locker room. Then I got a chance to meet with the coaches. It was OK."

The talented running back has three January visits set up so far and he's still trying to determine who will get the fifth visit.

"I'm probably going to Clemson on January 13th but that could change," he said. "Miami will be on the 20th and Florida State on the 27th. The fifth one will be either Florida or Alabama."

Coaches from all six of those programs, with the exception of USC, have been in his house in recent weeks, including UM offensive coordinator Dan Werner.

"He came and it was a good meeting," he said. "He mostly talked to my mom and stuff. He was basically answering her questions and stuff like that."

Spiller, who is a full academic qualifier, is excited about getting to Miami for his January visit.

"I've been interested in Miami from the beginning," he said. "I know they have a strong tradition of being a winning program but they also produce a lot of good running backs. I'm not too familiar with what it's like there so my visit will allow me to really check things out."

Despite constant rumors about various favorites, Spiller maintains that he's wide open.

"It's a long process and I'm trying to take it all in and be able to make the best decision," he said. "I just wanna feel comfortable. I'm gonna have to spend three, four, or five years there so I have to like it aside from football. The competition will be anywhere you go so more than that, you have to be able to fit in with the players already on the team."

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