The SEC had two players make Ralph D. Russo’s list of emerging stars. One is from Alabama, and one is from South Carolina.
From the AP: Marcus Lattimore, rb, South Carolina. Maybe even more than a quarterback, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has been searching for a top-notch tailback since he arrived in Columbia. In freshman Lattimore, who ran for 182 yards and two touchdowns in a victory against Georgia, the Gamecocks finally have a go-to back.
Robert Lester, s, Alabama. The Crimson Tide had to replace nine starters off last year’s stellar defense and in two games Lester has been as good as any of the new guys. The sophomore has two interceptions, a fumble recovery and the team’s only sack. (see all six emerging stars below)