Spillman, a local star from Pleasure Ridge Park High School, signed with Bobby Petrino's Louisville football program last February. But after taking the standardized tests the maximum number of times, Spillman came up just short – one point short as a matter of fact – of achieving a qualifying score.
So for the past few months, Spillman has been biding his time as a student at Jefferson Community College. Last week, the former All-State wide receiver/defensive back finished up classes and completed his finals at J.C.C. More importantly, Spillman also recently re-took the ACT for the final time in hopes of gaining the one point he needs to attend U of L next semester.
"I feel good about how I did," Spillman told InsideTheVille.com at the King of the Bluegrass at Fairdale Thursday night. "Hopefully I got the one point I need so I can attend U of L next semester."
Spillman said he'll receive his latest ACT scores by December 22. If he gets the necessary score, he'll enroll at U of L in January, and would participate in spring drills with the Louisville football team next spring.
And if he doesn't get the required score?
Spillman said he'll attend prep school next year if he didn't achieve a satisfactory test score on his most recent attempt. "If I don't get it they're going to send me out to Montana to attend prep school for a year," Spillman said. "I'd play football out there if that's where I go."
Spillman, though, has been preparing as if he'll be at U of L next semester. He's been working out on his own, and has been playing pickup a few times a week at the U of L Student Activities Center and at PRP to stay in playing condition.
"I'm just trying to stay in shape for spring practice," Spillman said.