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The man who could have been the most visible player for the Gamecocks the past two seasons will be draft eligible in 2013 after his junior year.
Marcus Lattimore made a name for himself in the second game of his career and has been mentioned as one of the best around the country. An injury derailed a strong start to his sophomore campaign but he's expected to return with full force in 2012.
Lattimore has rushed for over 2,000 yards in his young career including 1,197 during his freshman season with 17 rushing touchdowns. He finished the 2011 season with 163 carries for 818 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
If you are looking for the complete package at the next level then look no further than Marcus Lattimore. He's got it all when it comes to being a complete running back. He runs with power and is able to break the tackle to gain the extra yardage. He's got excellent vision and can find the holes in between the tackles to break free for a big gain.
He's also a versatile receiver out of the backfield and an excellent pass blocker. The only thing you can call a negative for Lattimore is he doesn't have the breakaway speed but his running style doesn't need it.
Big players come to play in the big games and Marcus Lattimore has stepped up for the Gamecocks over the course of his career.
He's a first-round NFL draft pick and it's possible that the 2012 season could be his last in the Garnet and Black.
He'll go down as one of the greatest ever at South Carolina and looks like a future NFL superstar.