June 17, 2008

Lattimore was under Richt's watch

The Mark Richt Camp was full of talented athletes, but one of the best was under Mark Richt's watch all camp. 2010 running back Marcus Lattimore picked up an offer from the Dawgs earlier in the spring, and UGA made sure Lattimore he knew he was wanted on Saturday.

"I liked the camp at Georgia a lot," said Lattimore. "It was very intense, they worked us hard, and it was great. It was a tough camp, but they made it a lot of fun. It was very competitive and that is what I like. I love to compete."

It was surprising to see this 2010 stud camping at Georgia with the early offers he has already has. The 6-foot-0, 205-pound back out of Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes made the trek down for more than just the camp.

"I wanted to get another feel for Georgia. I was down there for Junior Day when they offered, so I wanted to come back to learn more about them. I wanted to get to know the coaches, see what they were like, and just get more of a feel for Georgia football."

He obviously liked the feeling he felt in Athens because the Dawgs have made a move up his list. Before the camp, Lattimore admits his top three were Clemson, FSU, and South Carolina, but Georgia is now in that group.

"I like Georgia more now after the camp, a lot more," he stated. "I love their philosophy of Finish the Drill; they just want you to go hard and give it all you got. They don't care if you mess up as long and you just go hard at it. I really like the coaching staff there a lot."

"It is hard to say any leader or any order right now with those schools because I like Georgia a lot more after this visit. All of them are up there now; Georgia has really moved up."

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