Marcus Lattimore on playing in 2013: "I believe in myself" - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Marcus Lattimore on playing in 2013: "I believe in myself"

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Former Gamecock running back Marcus Lattimore says he wants to be ready for the 2013 NFL season.

In an interview on the NFL Network's "NFL AM", Lattimore says that he's been rehabbing his injured knee in Pensacola, Florida for the past two months.

The star running back is recovering from an ACL tear back in October in the game against Tennessee.

"I'm feeling good. I'm jogging in the pool. I'll be jogging on land in two weeks, so it's a real exciting time," said Lattimore.

Lattimore's timeline to get back on the field of play has a lot of NFL scouts and reporters curious if he's being realistic.

"I believe in myself," said Lattimore, who is rehabbing with Dr. James Andrews, one of the nation's leading orthopaedic surgeons. "Dr. Andrews actually said, 'You're going to shock the world,' so I quoted him. And I really do believe I'll be ready. I'm going at a rate that I knew I could, and I feel great. When I start jogging and I get a little bit stronger, I know it's game on then."

Lattimore has been spotted walking without a limp at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, and talking to NFL scouts about his chances in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The running back credited his faith and remaining positive throughout recovery.

Lattimore decided to forgo his senior season and declare for the draft in December. He left South Carolina with a school record for 38 rushing touchdowns and a school record for 41 total touchdowns.

Copyright 2013 WIS. All rights reserved.

  • SEC FootballSEC CoverageMore>>

  • #Mangum4Mayor: Could MSU's Jake Mangum win a fictional run for Starkville mayor?

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 9:06 PM EDT2018-04-25 01:06:10 GMT
    Jake Mangum's ultra outgoing personality and *winning smile* earned him the nickname Mayor Mangum. Source: WLBTJake Mangum's ultra outgoing personality and *winning smile* earned him the nickname Mayor Mangum. Source: WLBT

    His ultra outgoing personality and *winning smile* earned him the nickname Mayor Mangum

    His ultra outgoing personality and *winning smile* earned him the nickname Mayor Mangum

  • Frank Martin dismisses Rakym Felder from team again

    Frank Martin dismisses Rakym Felder from team again

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:57 AM EDT2018-04-23 15:57:00 GMT
    (Source: TheBigSpur.com)(Source: TheBigSpur.com)

    Rakym Felder will no longer be a member of South Carolina's men's basketball program.

    Rakym Felder will no longer be a member of South Carolina's men's basketball program.

  • Andrew Landry wins Texas Open for first PGA Tour title

    Andrew Landry wins Texas Open for first PGA Tour title

    Sunday, April 22 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-04-22 22:25:11 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:59:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michael Thomas). Andrew Landry tees off on the seventh hole during the third round at the Valero Texas Open golf tournament, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.(AP Photo/Michael Thomas). Andrew Landry tees off on the seventh hole during the third round at the Valero Texas Open golf tournament, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas.
    Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early birdies and holding on with par saves.
    Andrew Landry won the Valero Texas Open on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory, pulling away with early birdies and holding on with par saves.
Powered by Frankly