Wednesday, March 4, 2009

South Carolina's next big prospect?

It could be junior running back Marcus Lattimore of Byrnes High in Duncan. Lattimore is 6-feet tall and already a well-muscled 210 pounds, and schools all over have quickly noticed.

He's planning to attend Clemson's junior day Saturday, and possibly take an unofficial visit to Tennessee on Sunday. He's been to South Carolina's junior day and plans to attend the Gamecocks' spring game.

And Lattimore isn't slowing down. On the schedule are March trips to North Carolina and Georgia, and an April outing to LSU. He already has offers from virtually ever ACC and SEC school. Auburn and Notre Dame most recently joined the crowd.

Lattimore rushed for over 2,300 yards and scored 30 TDs last season, and has already been invited to participate in next year's Army All-American prep all-star game.--Stan Olson