Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Lattimore's list growing--add Seminoles and maybe Georgia's Dawgs to his previous five finalists

No wonder Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes running back Marcus Lattimore is waiting until February’s national signing day to make his college decision. Everywhere is great, and it’s hard to say no. I have the same problem with that second éclair.

Lattimore, who is likely the best prep RB in the country, narrowed his choices to five—South Carolina, North Carolina, Auburn, Oregon and Penn State—about a month ago.

But now he’s told, a Florida State website, that the Seminoles are back on his list again.

The 6-foot, 210-pound Lattimore said he had been worried about the NCAA’s investigation of the school, but had been assured that there would be no problems. Accordingly, he will officially visit Tallahassee Oct. 10.

Lattimore was also at Georgia for the South Carolina game Saturday, and said now, after feeling the Sanford Stadium atmosphere in the Bulldogs’ 41-37 victory, Georgia is back in the picture.

He also said he has changed his October 31st official visit from Oregon to Auburn—that doesn’t bode well for the Ducks. He’s planning a Nov. 7 trip to Penn State, and has yet to arrange his final visits.

By signing day, the Lattimore List may be back up to 25.

--Stan Olson

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