Bluechip RB Seastrunk High on the Tigers

Lache Seastrunk talks about his interest in the Auburn football program in a report with game highlights of the talented tailback.

Temple, Tex.--Lache Seastrunk, who is rated as the number two running back prospect in the country for the 2010 signee class by, tells Inside the Auburn Tigers he is seriously interested in Auburn.

"Right now Auburn is my favorite," says Seastrunk.

Asked what other colleges he is seriously considering, Seastrunk says. "I am just thinking about Auburn right now. I really like Auburn."

The 5-10, 183-pound running back from Temple High School has offers from Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Michigan, Florida, Southern Cal and plenty of others. Over the past two seasons he has rushed for 36 touchdowns and more than 3,000 yards. He is averaging better than 10 yards per carry for his high school career.

"I know that Auburn is a very good program and they have had lots of great running backs over the years," he says. "I like Coach Luper at Auburn, too. I know he is a very good position coach."

Luper is running backs coach Curtis Luper, a highly respected assistant who Gene Chizik hired from Oklahoma State soon after taking over as head coach of the Tigers.

Seastrunk says he has a good relationship with Luper, who was a star high school running back in Texas himself as the son of a minister, Quinton Gibson, who is well known and respected in the Temple area.

The running back has so many scholarship offers that he can't keep track of the number. With excellent speed, great production on a football field, good grades and a positive attitude, which has won him praise from Temple High head coach Bryce Monson, it is no surprise that the running back is so highly regarded.

Asked what makes him such a good back, Seastrunk says, "I really don't like to talk about myself. I enjoy playing football and being part of a team. It is a great sport and my goals are to do my best to help our team be successful."

People who have seen him play can tell you a combination of speed, excellent cutting skills, the ability to quickly change speeds and run inside or outside are what make Seastrunk such a productive runner.

Lache Seastrunk

A three-sport athlete who plays basketball and runs track for Temple High, he notes that he enjoys all three as well as baseball, but points out he doesn't have time to fit a fourth sport into his schedule. "I had to give up baseball a couple of years ago, but I really like it, too," he points out.

Seastrunk says he plans to come visit the Auburn campus later this spring or summer, but hasn't set up a time to do that yet. He is interested in majoring in communications as a college student. "I am not an honor student, but I make good grades," he says.

Currently, the high school junior is focusing on his track and field season and when that is done he will prepare for his final season on the football field at Temple High.

"I am really hoping we can make a strong run in the playoffs next season and compete for the state title," he says. "I am looking forward to my senior season. I really love football."

With his talent and attitude, a lot of college coaches around the football would love for Seastrunk to play the sport for their teams.

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