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Marcus Lattimore on USC position: "Right now this is what God wants me to do"

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Coach Will Muschamp (L) speaking to media alongside Marcus Lattimore (R). (1/12/18 FOX Carolina) Coach Will Muschamp (L) speaking to media alongside Marcus Lattimore (R). (1/12/18 FOX Carolina)
Marcus Lattimore speaks at an Upstate football camp. (File/FOX Carolina) Marcus Lattimore speaks at an Upstate football camp. (File/FOX Carolina)
COLUMBIA, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Marcus Lattimore is coming back home to work with the University of South Carolina's football team.

According to FOX 57 in Columbia, Lattimore said Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp has hired him as the director of player development.

The former USC running back is leaving Heathwood Hall, where he has been coaching high school football for the past two years.

Due to leading the Marcus Lattimore Foundation, he was originally unable to work for USC's football program due to NCAA regulations. But FOX 57 reports that he has worked out compliance with the NCAA.

Lattimore took to Twitter on Thursday and shared his thoughts:

On Friday, Lattimore joined Coach Muschamp to make the official announcement to the media.

Lattimore says one of his goals with the position is to help the athletes find meaningful employment while also discovering who they are.

He said he is fitting for the position because he can relate to the daily activities of the players and understand the battles they face.

"I'm really looking forward to this position," Lattimore said in the press conference. "I emphasize with every single player in that locker room."

When asked why he chose to accept the position, Lattimore responded,  "Right now this is what God wants me to do, and I'm going to take it."

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