Seastrunk: A Name to Remember's look at the class of 2010 continues with what will undoubtedly be one the most coveted signatures in the country come February '10, that of Temple running back Lache Seastrunk.

Seastrunk (5-10, 183, 4.40) already has programs around the country salivating after a sophomore season in which he totaled 1532 yards and 19 touchdowns on just 130 carries. On top of that, fifty thousand people have watched him fly past defenders in YouTube highlight reels.

Originally from Lafayette, Seastrunk has LSU listed as one of his favorite schools and plans on attending LSU's camp July 20-23.

"I actually got invited to the U.S. Army All-America camp," Seastrunk said. "So I'll be heading down to LSU when that's over with."

Aside from LSU, Seastrunk is heavily interested in the Texas Longhorns and has visited Austin twice this summer. It seems the Tigers will have quite an impression to make as Seastrunk's final destination of the summer.

"I think I'm done with camps after LSU," he said. "Obviously both places are strong programs, so I'm also looking at a place with strong academics. Texas spends half a million dollars a year on tutoring for their athletes and makes sure they get help. I'm really interested in a school that's focused on academics."

Even with all the attention being heaped on him, Seastrunk is focusing in on a solid junior campaign.

"It's a lot of information to deal with," he said. "Right now I just want to raise my GPA and focus on next season. I've been working all summer long, I need to run up the middle better and find the holes in the line. I also need to work at being a leader, because in the past when things weren't going well I could get frustrated with my teammates. I need to build my players up instead."

Although his family is from Louisiana, Seastrunk claimed that does not have as much bearing on his upcoming decision as other factors.

"You'd have to ask my mom about that," he said. "We moved when I was really young. The reason I love LSU is because I love Les Miles and I love the SEC. Coach Miles has been competitive since he was in the Big 12 and he genuinely cares about his team. Last year he was getting all that attention and that job offer and he still stayed with his team and that said a lot to me."

Aside from LSU and Texas, Seastrunk said there are several other schools he'll be taking into consideration before he decides anything.

"I'm not going to make any kind of decision until after my senior year," he said. "I'll probably camp at Texas A&M next year, and I'm also interested in a few schools like Arkansas, Miami, and Michigan."

Seastrunk said two of the biggest factors he is looking at in a school are its tradition of producing good running backs as well as its head coach.

"I'm looking at coaches who use hard-nosed running backs," he said. "And what really sticks out is that Les Miles and Mack Brown are coaches who think of absolutely everything. For example I know that when LSU plays Georgia Coach Miles isn't going to be surprised by a single move they make."

LSU fans will be pleased to know that Seastrunk is another prospect that has befriended future-Tiger Russell Shepard. Seastrunk said Shepard has been giving him much-appreciated advice on the recruiting process.

"He just told me that if you're big people will always call you and want information," he said. "And he told me to always tell the truth. Every time I call him to talk he says to focus on high school before college, and when times get hard to talk to God. So that's what I've been doing."

Although it may seem that Shepard has recently been LSU's most active recruiter, Seastrunk said the Cypress Ridge signal caller has not been swaying him one way or the other.

"He told me I'd be good anywhere I ended up as long as I stay focused," Seastrunk said.

With two seasons of high school ball remaining, Seastrunk has a lot of time to make his decision and a lot of things to focus on, including the LSU Tigers.

"I'm going to be watching LSU and Texas a lot these next few seasons," he said. "I'll be interested in seeing which program fits me best, how they respond when they're down. There are a lot of things to consider."

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