Lattimore Reportedly Close To Declaring For NFL Draft

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore is said to be leaning toward entering the NFL draft.

A source told the Associated Press that Lattimore is expected to announce his decision later this week.

Lattimore suffered a severe right knee injury against Tennessee in last October. He had surgery to repair his anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in{}the{}right knee. If Lattimore does enter the NFL draft, the injury will likely force him to miss his rookie season but the player is said to believe that focusing entirely on his rehabilitation with NFL team doctors will help him recover the quickest.

Lattimore is South Carolina's career leader with 41 touchdowns in parts of three seasons.