Rogers on Lattimore: "He's got more skills than I did!" - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Rogers on Lattimore: "He's got more skills than I did!"

By Rick Henry - bio | email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - With the signing of five-star running back recruit Marcus Lattimore to the University of South Carolina, comparisons to 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers are already starting to pop up.

So what does Rogers himself think of Lattimore?

"He's got all the tools to be a great running back and I'm just looking forward to seeing him play in a Gamecock uniform," said Rogers.

Rogers used speed and strength to become college football's best player during his senior season. Lattimore has both of those qualities along with a little more finesse.

"He's got more skills than I did," said Rogers. "He's going to fake some people out. He's going to make some people miss. He's got a lot of explosion when he gets up in the holes, he knows how to hit it and keep going and he's got some strength and power. That's what you need to get that extra yard."

George says Lattimore has the potential to break his USC records, including the all-time rushing mark of over 5,000 yards.

"If he starts out in his first freshman year, he's got a good chance of doing it and I know if he's breaking some of my records that means we're winning games," said Rogers.

Copyright 2010 WIS. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

    Maye hits late jumper to lift North Carolina to Final Four

    Sunday, March 26 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-03-27 03:22:14 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-03-27 03:22:14 GMT

    Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college...

    More >>

    Luke Maye hit a jumper with 0.3 seconds left, and top-seeded North Carolina held off Kentucky 75-73 to earn the Tar Heels' second straight trip to the Final Four and 20th all-time in Sunday's showdown of college basketball's elite in the South Regional.

    More >>
  • South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

    South Carolina headed to Final Four, beats Florida 77-70

    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-03-27 01:52:15 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 9:52 PM EDT2017-03-27 01:52:15 GMT

    Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday.

    More >>

    Sindarius Thornwell scored 26 points and South Carolina earned its first trip to the Final Four with a 77-70 victory over Florida on Sunday.

    More >>
  • Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

    Oregon beats Kansas 74-60 to punch Final Four ticket

    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-03-26 04:18:42 GMT
    Sunday, March 26 2017 12:18 AM EDT2017-03-26 04:18:42 GMT

    Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in...

    More >>

    Tyler Dorsey poured in 27 points, Dillon Brooks added 17 and plucky Oregon ended Kansas' romp through the NCAA Tournament with a 74-60 victory Saturday night that gave the Ducks their first Final Four trip in nearly 80 years.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly