Visit to Auburn Excites 5-Star RB Seastrunk

Lache Seastrunk, in an interview with Inside the Auburn Tigers, discusses his trip to check out the Auburn football program.

Lache Seastrunk says he is looking for a place to go to college with a family feel and says that Auburn is an interesting possibility.

Seastrunk, and his mother Evelyn, are visiting Auburn this weekend to check out the football program and the campus.

"They treated me like a family and that is what I am looking for," Seastrunk tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I want to find a place where my mama feels comfortable letting me go to college because I am her baby. I am the only thing she has left."

Seastrunk, a 5-10, 183-pound junior from Temple, Tex., High School, is ranked as the No. 2 running back prospect in the nation by Scout.com. He ran a blistering 4.41 40-yard dash at a Scout.com Combine in Dallas. However, Seastrunk says he can run significantly faster than he did that day at the combine.

"That was on a grass field and the conditions weren't great that day," he says. "My best time is a 4.25."

"I don't know if they planned it, but when I got to Auburn they had everything listed for me about how they will use me, how they will work with me and I have never experienced this anywhere else," Seastrunk notes. "I have been USC and a lot of other places and I can tell you the experience in Auburn is amazing.

"They haven't lied to me or my mom," he adds. "They have been straight honest with me. Auburn has an offensive coordinator (Gus Malzahn) who has worked with Darren McFadden. Auburn is a college that produced runners like Bo Jackson. They know their stuff. They know exactly what they need to do to get you where you need to be."

Seastrunk checked out the Heisman trophies won by Jackson and Pat Sullivan and has dreams of winning one himself.

"You know, McFadden finished second as a freshman for the Heisman Trophy (with Gus Malzahn as the offensive coordinator)," Seastrunk says. "I don't care what anybody says. I am going to win it. It is in my heart. God gave me some unique ability and I am going to use it to the best of my ability. It is just a blessing to have an opportunity to play football."

Seastrunk has been a high school football star since he rushed for 22 touchdowns and more than 1,600 yards as a sophomore against talented competition in Texas.

The running back watched Auburn scrimmage on Saturday and toured the facilities. He says from watching the Tigers in action that he believes he would fit in nicely with Malzahn's offense and the team.

"I got a chance to meet some of the players and they were really nice to me," he says. "They were really cool."

Seastrunk points out that he and another prospect making an unofficial visit to Auburn this weekend, wide receiver Trovon Reed, are interested in attending college together. Seastrunk says that Reed is high on the Tigers, too. "Trovon, he's my half-brother, and I love him to death. It doesn't matter where we go, we are going to be successful. We both really love it at Auburn," he says.

Seastrunk, whose first named is pronounced "Lake," is also a standout in track and basketball. He says it is "unbelievable" how nice everyone he has met in Auburn has been. "I am so excited about Auburn."

The running back is being recruited for the Tigers by Curtis Luper, whose father is a minister in Temple, Tex., and knows Seastrunk well.

"He is my pastor and he is a great guy," Seastrunk says. "Knowing his son is at Auburn and that he is a God-fearing guy makes it even better. I know Coach Luper has the spirit of God in him and God has gotten me to where I am today."

Seastrunk also notes that he enjoyed spending time with Auburn's new head coach, Gene Chizik. "It was amazing talking to him," he says. "He knows that they have a great chance at me. I enjoyed myself at Auburn and I could see myself going to college there."


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