Nation's Top Rated Runner to Visit Auburn

Auburn is looking for running backs in its next signing class and one of the nation's elite prospects is planning to visit Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers. A report with video highlights is featured.

Duncan, S.C.--Marcus Lattimore, who is ranked as the nation's number one running back prospect by Scout.com for the 2010 signee class, is expected to return to Auburn in October for an official visit.

The Byrnes High School star has scheduled an official visit to check out Auburn's home game vs. Ole Miss on Oct 31st.

Lattimore's first official visit is set for Oct. 10th to Florida State and his third official visit is set for Nov. 7th to check out Penn State. He is also considering South Carolina, North Carolina and Oregon.

Lattimore was in Auburn this past spring for AU's "Big Cat Weekend," which attracted a variety of outstanding prospects for the 2011 signee class, including another one of Scout.com's highly ranked running backs, Lache Seastrunk from Texas.

Lattimore entered his senior season as the nation's top-ranked running back after rushing for 2,314 yards and 30 touchdowns on 305 carries as a junior. That came after rushing for 1,836 yards on 284 carries as a sophomore.

Marcus Lattimore's combination of speed, power and moves makes him tough to stop.

The senior says that he is well aware that running backs are a major priority for Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers. "There is a great opportunity for a couple of running backs to come to Auburn and play next year," he says. "I like Coach (Gus) Malzahn's offense."

The Tigers, who ae 4-0 heading into this week's game at Tennessee, will graduate their leading rusher, Ben Tate, following this season.



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