Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lattimore Back in the Picture?

Scout's Chad Simmons describes Duncan, SC running back prospect Marcus Lattimore as the premier running back in the country.

That was why so many Dawg fans were upset when Lattimore dropped UGA from his list of suitors this summer. And it wasn't too long ago that Lattimore seemed set with the top five he had created. But after a visit this weekend, Simmons reports that the Dawgs could be back in the mix ($). Lattimore says the game Saturday night 'tween the hedges was crazy. But it was Coach Richt's letter that seems to have reopened the door for the Dawgs.

Right now, we are obviously young at the RB position. Washaun Ealey seems about 20-80 in favor of redshirting. That of course depends somewhat on the health of Caleb King. As MikeInValdosta points out here, Samuel can't be expected to carry the rock the entire season.

But I digress...as of right now, our only RB commit for NSD '10 is Ken Malcome of SW Dekalb. If we were able to sign both...mo bettah.


HamDawg11 said...

That's great news! I was disappointed when he dropped UGA from his list, but this has given me a renewed hope. I think we've got some good backs right now, but Lattimore seems to be a next-level guy. I sure would love to see him in red and black!

Go Dawgs!!!

Bernie said...

Yes. He added FSU as well to his original final five. So there's plenty of competition. But I like our chances now that he's re-opened the door.