September 8, 2008

Georgia moves up Lattimore's list

Georgia is one of many schools to extend an early offer to 2010 running back Marcus Lattimore. The junior out of Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes will be one of the most sought after prospects next year and the Dawgs are on him hard already. He visited Athens once in the spring, once in the summer, and returned over the weekend.

"I decided on Friday that I was going to go back to Georgia," said Lattimore. "I gave Coach [Jon] Fabris a call Friday to tell him that I was coming. I just thought it would be a good time for me, my dad, and my two cousins to visit Georgia."

Lattimore is no stranger to The University of Georgia. He knows a lot about the campus, the facilities, the people, and the atmosphere because of prior visits.

Central Michigan is not an SEC opponent or a big rivalry game, but the 6-foot-1, 215 pound back still complimented what it was like on game day.

"The game was pretty intense and the fans were crazier than the ones I have seen at Clemson. It was real loud in the stadium, a lot of people knew who I was, and I had a real good time."

The talented back had a chance to watch Georgia's top player at his position live and he thinks he could be a similar player to Knowshon Moreno.

"Knowshon did great and he is a real intense back like me," said one of the top juniors in the country. "He hates to go down, he hates to get one or two yards, and his switch is always on. If he isn't happy with his run, then he will probably break the next one for 20 yards. I think we play the game alike because we are both very intense."

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