Marcus Lattimore Done with the South Carolina Gamecocks, NFL Awaits

By M. Shannon Smallwood

There will not be any more Saturdays for Marcus Lattimore in the SEC

Not because of his injury, but because Lattimore is taking his rehab and his talent on the the NFL.

All details will be made official at a scheduled press conference on Wednesday.

Lattimore is currently on a rehab schedule that will have him jogging and catching passes by the end of March and will plan on attending the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana to network with NFL Executives.

This is simply amazing news following what seemed to be a career ending knee injury and leg fracture for Lattimore during the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Tennessee Volunteers.

Lattimore officially sustained an extensive injury to his ACL and LCL of his right knee. Despite a near flawless rehab to this point, Lattimore believes his best option is to finish his training and healing with an NFL Team.

Can you blame him?

This is his second major injury in his career with the Gamecocks.

And Steve Spurrier has completely over-used the talented running back as his carries rank among the highest per game of any running back in College Football.

In three seasons, Lattimore has 555 carries for 2677 yards and 30 touchdowns; including 143 rushes for 662 yards and 11 scores before the injury in 2012.

Lattimore had reached out to a long list of former players including Willis McGahee, Frank Gore and Eddie George who suffered similar injuries and asked for their input.

Rant Sports will detail this story in full and give a full report from the press conference when the date and time is officially announced.


M Shannon Smallwood has over 10 years of experience in broadcasting and journalism in professional baseball and college athletics and is the ACC Football Guru, SEC Voice of Reason and College Football Comedian for Rant Sports. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and the US Basketball Writers Association.

Follow him @woodysmalls.

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