RB Marcus Lattimore’s goal is to play this fall

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Lattimore won’t take part in the physical tests at the combine. While he plans to attend South Carolina’s pro day workouts in March, Lattimore’s not certain if he’ll do any drills in front of scouts before the NFL draft begins April 25.

“We’ll keep teams apprised of where he is from a physical standpoint,” said Lattimore’s representative, Michael Parrett. “These teams know what kind of a football player he is.”

It remains unclear where Lattimore might go in the draft, or if he will even be selected. He was considered a first-round talent before the latest injury, but in December, ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said he just “puts wild card next to his name.”

Parrett said he knows Lattimore will be selected by an NFL team. Spurrier also has few doubts, knowing how hard Lattimore worked to return to the field after the 2011 injury.

Spurrier’s seen video of Lattimore doing some high-stepping drills without any hitches or hesitations.

“He’s way ahead of schedule,” the coach said.

Lattimore said he’s prepared to handle whatever comes his way, if that means going as a late-round pick or settling for a free-agent deal if his name isn’t called in the draft’s seven rounds.

“It doesn’t matter,” he said. “Once I get healthy, I know what I can do on the field.”

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