Louisville Basketball Star Headed for Gridiron?

Two-sport standout JuJuan Spillman of Pleasure Ridge Park, is drawing attention for his talents on both the gridiron and hardwood.

JuJuan Spillman, an All-State selection, both in football and basketball has changed his approach to which sport to play on the college level recently.

"Right now I'm just thinking that whichever [sport] gives me the better opportunity, I'll take it," Spillman told Inside the Ville.

A lightning-quick receiver and defensive back prospect from Pleasure Ridge Park, Spillman made one unofficial visit during the spring period, visiting a Louisville practice session.

While he has yet to receive a scholarship offer, the 6-foot, 165-pound athlete, who plays point guard for the Panthers, is receiving high interest from a number of high Division IA programs.

"I get stuff from Louisville, Wake Forest and N.C. State the most," said Spillman. "I probably hear from N.C. State the most."

Spillman, a self-proclaimed Louisville fan, is looking forward to succeeding in either sport on the college level and is prepared to give his full attention to just one sport.

"If I get a football scholarship, that's what I'll play," explained Spillman. "I'd play basketball if they asked me to, but I'd be focused on football."

Pleasure Ridge Park will begin practice in full pads on Monday. The Panthers will scrimmage Waggener and Warrent Central before opening their season against Lawrence County at the Lexington Catholic Bowl.

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