Lattimore spurns Auburn, picks South Carolina

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Byrnes High School star runner Marcus
Lattimore says he'll sign with South Carolina, spurning efforts by
Auburn to land him.

Lattimore was named "Mr. Football" as South Carolina's best
player and is considered one of the country's top tailback
prospects. He rushed for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns last season.

Lattimore announced his choice Tuesday night in front of a large
group of family, friends, teammates and interested fans at his
Spartanburg church.

Both and rate Lattimore as the nation's top
running back. Lattimore is No. 19 among ESPNU's top 150 recruits.

Byrnes won two state championships with Lattimore and reached
the title game in 2009 before falling to rival Dorman.