Recently Marcus says he picked up offer #19. "I think Texas offered me about 2 weeks ago. I don't know much about them but I'm willing to learn. I do like their running game a lot though."
One would guess that the iconic status and with so many early offers Lattimore that he'd exude extreme confidence. Guess again. The Longhorns and other schools should be relieved to hear what else Lattimore had to say about his list of offers and recruitment as a whole.
"It's nothing but a blessing and it is good for me because as of right now my options are wide open. It gives me more opportunities to see more places. I am starting fresh now, no leaders, I am looking at everybody equally."
Marcus also told us about offer #20 which came in Tuesday. "I just picked up an offer from Rutgers today."
When talking to Lattimore you can tell the 2010 standout is focused on the playoffs and the matchup against Clover this week should be a great one pitting defending state AAAA champions against one another. Last season Byrnes went to Clover and came out with a victory so there is some recent history between the two schools and Lattimore shared his thoughts about the always tough Blue Eagles.
"I've learned that you don't let up on them. We know they are a tough team and you just can't put these guys away. You have to stay on them the whole game. Another thing is that their linebacker who also plays fullback (Ricky Moore) is tough so we have to stop him."
His junior season has obviously been a huge success with so many offers pouring in and we asked Lattimore if one aspect of his game has improved the most during the course of this season. His reply? "My vision has improved the most I think." That vision has allowed Lattimore to rush for 1469 yards and 21 touchdowns on 192 carries as of last week.
Stay tuned for more updates on Marcus Lattimore and coverage of the pending battle between Byrnes and Clover this Friday. SCPrepNation.com is the #1 source for the very best recruiting coverage when it comes to South Carolina's top high school football and basketball prospects.