Rankings Updated: 1970-01-01
First-team USA Today All-American, the first running back to come to Clemson with first-team USA Today All-America credentials since 1989 (Rudy Harris)...first-team Parade All-American...also first Parade All-America running back to come to Clemson since Harris in 1989...ranked among the top 50 players in the nation by six different services...highest ranking came from rivals.com, which ranks him as the eighth-best player in the nation regardless of position, the number-one all-purpose running back...also listed as the top all-around player in the state of Florida...Tom Lemming of CSTV rates him as the 12th best player in the nation...ranked 16th best player in the country by scout.com and the fourth-best running back...listed as 23rd best player and fourth best running back in the nation by Superprep...also 43rd best player and sixth best back according to collegefootballnews.com...ranked as 47th best player in the nation by ESPN.com...US Army All-American, he played in US Army All-Star game in San Antonio in January...also slated to play in California-Florida High School All-Star Game...ranked among the top 100 players in the nation by most services... had incredible career at Union Country High, he had 176-1840 yards as a senior, an average of 10.45 yards per rush...scored 30 rushing touchdowns and had one on a kickoff return...added 15-249 receiving...for his career, had 541-5511, an average of 10.2 yards per rush for his career...scored 93 total touchdowns, 85 rushing, three receiving, three on kickoff returns and two on punt returns...three-time all-state selection...first-team All-South according to Countdown to Signing Day...played his high school football for the Fighting Tigers of Union County High School...selected Clemson over Florida, Florida State, Miami and Southern Cal.
Plyler on Spiller: "Spiller is a program changer. He is the highest rated prospect to ever sign with Clemson. You can’t say enough about this great running back. He can make you miss and can run through tackles. He hits the hole hard and has breakaway speed. He compares his running style to Clinton Portis, but I think he has a little more wiggle than Portis. Whatever level your program is he accelerates you to the next level. Southern Cal had Lindell White and Reggie Bush. James Davis and C.J. Spiller could be that type of tandem."
Reminds Plyler of: Terry Allen, James Davis, Stacey Driver, Terrance Flagler
Spiller on Clemson: "Clemson is college football town. The people in Clemson just blow you away."
"James (Davis) was just telling me, how good we could be together. He was telling me they had all five starters returning on the offensive line and just how great it is to be a running back at Clemson."
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