Clemson's C.J. Spiller accepted an invitation to attend next month's NFL draft in New York, a source with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.
Spiller is considered one of the top running back prospects in the draft. He rushed for 3,547 yards and 32 touchdowns during four seasons at Clemson, and he caught 123 passes for 1,420 yards and 11 scores. He also set an NCAA career record with seven kickoff returns for TDs.
Spiller clocked the third-fastest 40-yard dash time (4.37 seconds) among all players at the NFL Scouting Combine last month in Indianapolis.
Eight other prospects confirmed last week that they will attend the draft, which is scheduled for April 22-24. They are: Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, Oklahoma defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and offensive tackle Trent Williams, Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung, Georgia Tech defensive end Derrick Morgan, Tennessee safety Eric Berry and defensive tackle Dan Williams, and Penn State defensive tackle Jared Odrick.
The NFL expects to host more players than ever before on the first two days of the draft. The league will soon finalize the list of prospects who will be in attendance.