Texas A&M has added a big-time running back to its 2019 recruiting class. Four-star tailback Isaiah Spiller, who is considered to be one of the top all-purpose backs in the country and who is also a former Oklahoma commit, announced his intentions to play for the Aggies.
“It just felt like home and it felt like a place that I could really see myself for the next four years,” Spiller told GN regarding his A&M commitment. “My family will be able to come to my games and it’s the best football in the country.”
Spiller was committed to Oklahoma for over four months before de-committing from the Sooners back on April 4. He was asked if that decision to de-commit was a hard one to make?
“Yes, and it took me a while, it was a long process,” Spiller said. “It took me like two months to actually announce it because I was still thinking about it. I just wanted to see what else was out there for me. Oklahoma is still a good school. I just wanted to see if I was making the right choice.”
Spiller, (6-foot, 201 pounds) from Spring, TX Klein Collins High School, is considered to be a top-200 overall prospect nationally in the 2019 class. He had offers from several power programs including Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska and Penn State before committing to Texas A&M.
Spiller says Aggies’ head coach Jimbo Fisher played a major role in his decision.
“It’s been really good and he is one of the reasons why I went there mainly,” Spiller said. “He is a really nice guy and I really like Jimbo. He influenced me to go there.
“He’s a real likeable guy and he seems really sincere when he is talking and he really means it. He is just that type of guy. He is going to try and help you accomplish what you set out to as a player.”
Spiller, who describes himself as a do-it-all type of back, models his game after one of the best currently in the NFL.
“I can really do it all,” Spiller said. “I can block, I can run and I think I have pretty good vision. I can run people over, or I can juke them.
“I like the Le’Veon Bell type of running. I like to let my blocks set up a little bit.”
Spiller tried to explain how it felt to have many of the nation’s top football teams chasing after his commitment.
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