Spiller Provides The Latest

C.J. Spiller has been running wild on opponents all year. The talented senior from Lake Butler (Fla.) Union County talked about the season he's been having.

"We're 2-2 but we're 1-0 in the district," Spiller said. "We have some key district games coming up. Trinity (5-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state) is the second to last game of the season. Our goals haven't changed."

In four games this season, Spiller has rushed for 703 yards and eight touchdowns (averaging a hair under 12 per carry) despite nursing a sore hamstring for a couple of those games. Those are just some of the reasons why he continues getting recruited nationally.

"Recruiting's good so far," he said. "I'm just trying to keep up with all the phone calls and everything. It's been a good experience. I don't have any (visits) set up yet but I might take one to USC sometime during the season."

C.J. Spiller, 5-10 and 185 pounds, is trying to keep his options open as he watches a lot of college football this season.

"I've been to the Florida/Tennessee and the Florida State/Miami game so far," he said. "Both of those games were pretty loud and crazy. I had a good time at both places."

The talented running back, who is fully qualified academically, spoke about some of those teams.

"Florida looks real determined," he said. "I've seen a big change in them. Their players are really believing and the defense looks great. They have some tough games left -- Alabama will be tough, Georgia will be tough, LSU will be tough. Florida State and Florida will be a battle. But if they squeeze by they could make a run at the national title. Florida State and Miami, that game was all about defense. They both play great defenses. Miami just needs to iron some things out on offense and they'll be straight."

Spiller said in addition to the three in-state schools and USC, four others are still on his list.

"I've been looking at Michigan," he said. "I'm starting to look at Alabama, Clemson, and Tennessee too."

Tim Tebow, a recruit Spiller has gotten close with this year, is looking hard at Alabama and Michigan and the two may visit those schools together.

"USC's playing great and they're gonna need some (running backs)," he said. "I might get out there (for a visit) during the season."

Spiller is also keeping a close eye on the Hurricanes.

"I got a chance to see Devin Hester play," he said. "That was cool. They're on me hard and there's a good opportunity there (at running back)."

Spiller, who indicated he likes watching Ladanian Tomlinson in the NFL, talked about some of the factors he's going to look for when picking a school.

"I just want to find a situation that best fits me personally," he said. "I'm looking at more than just football. I want to be really comfortable wherever I go and I have to find out where that's gonna be. I also like having a good O-Line. Our biggest guy is about 6-2 and our heaviest guy is about 265 right now. I love those guys but I see other guys with much bigger offensive lines and think about what it's gonna be like in college."

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