Stanley enjoys South Carolina visit

2014 OL Donell Stanley visited South Carolina for the USC/Tennessee game this past Saturday. Find out his thoughts on the game and what he had to say on Marcus Lattimore's injury.

Donell Stanley and his Latta Vikings currently sit at 3-7 on the season.

While the record may not show it, the team has improved on its 2011 season where they finished the year at 2-8.

A lot of attention to Latta this year has been because of Stanley.

Stanley, a highly-recruited offensive lineman who is ranked number 38 in the Scout100, has seen his profile rise in recent weeks and sports offers from schools like South Carolina, Alabama, Clemson, Florida, LSU, North Carolina and more. In total, Stanley is up to 12 offers currently.

One of those schools has seen Stanley make it to their games four times already this season and that's the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Stanley was at South Carolina's 38-35 victory over Tennessee and talked about the high's and low's of that game including the injury to Marcus Lattimore.

"I had a good time at the game until the Lattimore injury," said Stanley. "It really sucked the air out of the stadium."

Lattimore's injury came in the second quarter for the Gamecocks and was certainly a deflating moment for South Carolina. Something like that was tough to overcome emotionally but Stanley thought it was good South Carolina was able to win despite the loss of Lattimore.

"I'm glad they were able to somehow move on and win for him."

Stanley has been regarded as a young man with a lot of humility when it comes to how he carries himself on and off the field. The same can be said about Marcus Lattimore. Stanley mentioned those comparisons to Lattimore and talked about how much he is respected as a player and person.

"A lot of people compare our humbleness and attitude and you could really tell that he is really loved by his teammates, fans, coaches and competitors...that says a lot."

The road to recovery will be a long one for Lattimore but Stanley, like many others, offers up plenty of thoughts and prayers to South Carolina's running back.

"I pray that he has a speedy recovery."

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