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Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL Draft

NEW: Follow on facebook - says South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore will enter the 2013 NFL Draft, and an announcement is expected this week.

Here’s a portion of the report from

Lattimore understands he may have to sit out this season, but has a goal of jogging and catching passes at the end of March for NFL executives and plans to visit with them at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Since the injury, Lattimore has spoken with other running backs who came back from knee injuries such as Willis McGahee, Frank Gore and Eddie George. Lattimore believes the time is right to enter the NFL draft, in part to have as long a professional career as possible.

Hopefully this young man makes a full recovery and has a shot to play in the NFL. He finished his career with 2,677 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns. In 2012, Lattimore rushed for 662 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Good luck, Marcus. We’re all behind you.

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  1. I am a bama fan but i wish this young man well.good luck marcus

  2. With teary eyes I say….Good luck Marcus….wish you the best!!

  3. Eventhough I am no longer allowed in the SEC or on any school grounds or within 500 ft of a school zone, I still wish you the best of luck young man!

  4. Even though this man ran wild on my Dawgs three years in a row, he is among my favorite players in the SEC. He’s a good kid and a phenomenal talent who will wreak havoc in the NFL. Best of luck in the League, Marcus! You sure earned it.

  5. Good luck, man! Hope you the best!

  6. How can you not wish this guy the best? Good luck Marcus! Everyone in the SEC is pulling for you!

  7. Stellar athlete and upright young man. All the best to you in the League, Marcus.

  8. Best of luck!

  9. Good luck Marcus, you will be missed but you’lll dominate in the NFL…Go Gamecocks.

  10. Get ‘em Marcus. Always like to see a South Carolina student succeed.

  11. Its amazing to see all the support from other teams about Marcus. He truly is, and will be, one of the most respected players to play college football.