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Report: USC's Marcus Lattimore To Enter NFL Draft

The outstanding Gamecock running back has seen his college career beset by injuries.

South Carolina runningback Marcus Lattimore will enter the NFL draft and forgo any future college eligibility, ESPN's Joe Schad reports today.

Schaad said an announcement is coming this week.

Lattimore has been strangly absent from the Gamecock program since his horrific knee injury suffered in October against Tennessee. He didn't appear for his recognition at Williams-Brice in the Wofford game nor his own birthday celebration on the Horseshoe. 

The fact that he also didn't appear at the Gamecocks' finale against Clemson also led some to question his plans.

What do you think of Lattimore's decision?

Jamie Birdsong December 11, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Marcus is a class young man and I'm sure he is pursuing the NFL to help his family out. I hope he finishes his degree and if the NFL doesn't workout or after his career is over, the school should give him a job, because he has been a great representive of the school.
stanley seigler December 11, 2012 at 02:36 AM
RE: 'Christians don't have a lock on hypocrisy...Stanley has some of his own.' agree. also know their are many more christian christians than hypocritical christians...the hypocrites give good christian folks a bad name...and the stanley's of the world dont see their own faults...thanks for reminding me of mine...
mike December 11, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Marcus gave up his knees for USC. To me that is loyal and beyond!
Gloria Gilpatrick December 13, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Stanley, I don't have a clue who you are or if "Stanley" is your real name or what but your honesty is a breath of fresh air. Thank you for being willing to be so transparent. Many sides to the Marcus Lattimore discussion and I just hope that he will heal 100% and be successful no matter what he chooses to do with his life.
Tom Utley December 13, 2012 at 09:56 PM
"just to play a game" Right. Meanwhile, the University earns millions of dollars and gets equal amounts of free advertising, as does ESPN, the SEC, Under Armor, etc. The player is "paid" a waiver of tuition and room and board. Wow, great deal. Then, the player suffers a freakishly gruesome injury, not once, but twice, for the entertainment of the fans and the millions of dollars for the university, and now he's selfish for wanting to protect his potential career? If college football was really college football, and you had to actually qualify and go to college before you could try out for the team, then I could understand your argument. But it's not. It's a sham. The NCAA is just a minor league for the NFL.

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