ESPN is reporting that USC running back Marcus Lattimore has decided to enter the 2013 NFL Draft, foregoing a possible return for a senior season at the University of South Carolina.
The running back suffered a horrific injury to his right knee against Tennessee on Oct. 27. Doctors say Lattimore had successful surgery to repair several ligaments on Nov. 2.
Lattimore injured his left knee in 2011 as a sophomore. He rushed for 662 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, both team highs. He is South Carolina's career leader with 41 touchdowns.
Don't take anything for granted, Lattimore urged the Gamecocks after he got hurt.
"Act like every play is your last play," defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said, recalling the junior tailback's words.
An official announcement is expected this week, possibly Wednesday.