I gotta be honest. Always thought Lattimore was extremely overrated.
Of course that's probably because he never blew Auburn up.
He was a beast in HS. A man amongst boys and he played in a big boy conference ... where tons of SEC D1 talent comes from. He was so dominant in terms of steam rolling big time opposition that people from all of the state would show-up just to watch him truck somebody and then juke the next guy for big gains. His problem in HS was that he used to seek contact. He was just punishing. Truly a once a decade talent in any given state.