Spiller Has Eight Offers

Lake Butler, Fla. is home one of the Florida's top prospects, C.J. Spiller. The 5-11, 180-pound running back has logged eight offers so far in this young recruiting season. Are the Irish interested in Spiller? Is Spiller interested in Notre Dame?

Running back C.J. Spiller is already a household name for most college coaches.

"I have offers from Florida State, Florida, Tennessee, Ohio State, Nebraska, Illinois, North Carolina and Duke," Spiller said. "Pretty much everyone is the SEC is recruiting me. I'm getting mail from teams all over."

The Irish appear to be recruiting Spiller as well.

"They've been to my high school to see film, and they send me letters all the time," Spiller said of Notre Dame. "I liked Notre Dame. I really liked Julius Jones and how he ran. Now they have a coach coming off the Super Bowl victory so he knows how to win. I think it's probably a good atmosphere up there."

Spiller's speed and solid junior season are two reasons why he's a top prospect.

"I run a 10.4 100 meters. I've been timed at 10.87 electronic," he said. "I rushed for 1,600 yards and 26 touchdowns last season."

Spiller recently returned for a junior day as well.

"I went to Florida's junior day this past weekend," Spiller said. "I really enjoyed it. I liked the coaches a lot and the atmosphere. I just liked the place itself."

We asked Spiller what he's looking for in a school.

"I think distance will be important," he said. "I don't want to go too far from home, but if God sees me elsewhere, I'll go where I need to go. I'll also look at the tradition and the players already there. I want to go to a school where the players want to win a National Championship."

Does Spiller have any early favorites?

"Yeah, I'd say Florida State, Florida, Georgia, Miami, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Ohio State, LSU, Nebraska, Texas, USC and Auburn would be my top schools," Spiller said.

Comments: Spiller is obviously a top prospect, but he doesn't have a lot of interest in the Irish right now. It's early in the process, however, so the Irish still have plenty of time to make an impression.


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