No. 1 Ranked Back Enjoys Big Cat Weekend

Scout.com's number one running back took an unofficial visit to Auburn for the Big Cat Weekend and talks about the Tigers.

Duncan, S.C.--The nation's top-rated running back took another visit to Auburn over the weekend as part of the Big Cat Weekend on the Plains and says he continues to be impressed by the Tigers. Big Marcus Lattimore from Byrnes High came into Auburn on Friday and notes from the time he arrived he began having fun.

"I met Lache (Lache Seastrunk) and Trovon (Trovon Reed) on Friday," Lattimore tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They're good guys. I like both of them. I also met Khairi (Khairi Fortt) and everybody else. It was fun."

Lattimore and Seastrunk have been talking since early in the spring after Seastrunk took a visit to Auburn and informed his newfound friend that he needed to check out the Tigers. Since that time they have formed a bond that Lattimore says only got stronger over the weekend.

"It was fun," Lattimore says. "They are two great guys. I'm glad I got a chance to meet them and everybody else. The weekend was great. We had a great time. We had some contests and played some video games.

"It was just great to have all these playmakers just to visualize how it could be potentially. If all of use went there it would be incredible…I just thought about it some this weekend, it would be nice."

After his initial visit to Auburn, Lattimore said the Tigers were his leader because of the coaching staff and his thoughts on the offense. Now after taking a second trip he says Auburn is still in good shape with him.

"The visit helped them," Lattimore says of the Tigers. "They are still at the top for me. I'm excited about visiting Penn State this summer too just to check them out."

While he says he's not ready to make his decision, he notes that another weekend spent at Auburn made it even easier for him to visualize what his life would be like if he became a Tiger.

"They are just so family oriented," Lattimore says of the Auburn coaches. "I know I'm going to be fine if I go there. I would just be going to another family. That would be great."


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