Seastrunk ready for Baton Rouge

The Tiger coaching staff has extended offers to a number of 2010 prospects. Temple's Lache Seastrunk sits close to the top of next year's wish list, and the Tigers will get their first chance to impress the 4-star this year during his upcoming visit to LSU's Junior Day.

At the beginning of his sophomore season, Seastrunk was just another name amongst a slew of Texas talent. Yet, 1,600 yards and 22 touchdowns later, the Temple-native became one of the most talked about talents in the nation.


This past year, Seastrunk entered the season with high hopes. Temple ran out to a 5-2 division record, earning a date with DeSoto in the first round of the playoffs.


Though Seastrunk and the Wildcats came out on the losing end of the affair, it was another positive page in the 5-foot-10, 185-pound prospects' football story, rushing for over 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns.


Back-to-back dynamic season have lifted Seastrunk to new heights, considered by many to be the best running back in the 2010 class.


With that sort of praise comes attention from college coaches, and the interest is coming from coast to coast.


Les Miles has his team as one of a number in the mix for Seastrunk. Fortunately, the Tigers will get an early chance to host the 4-star when he travels to Baton Rouge for Junior Day on Jan. 31.


"I am going to be there, for sure," Seastrunk said. "Right now I am scheduled to be over there on the last day of this month, and then go over to Austin for the Longhorns Junior Day on Feb. 8. I am really looking forward to both of them. They are pretty big back-to-back weekends for me."


The trip to Baton Rouge should be a homecoming of sorts for Seastrunk, as the Temple-native has family scattered throughout Louisiana and has taken countless trips to the Bayou State.


"I have been a fan of LSU for a long time," he said. "It really is like a hometown to me. I enjoy being in Baton Rouge and at LSU. It is the only place I know that I can go and get some jambalaya and it will be good. It keeps the motor running, not to mention it is my favorite."


Outside of the food, Seastrunk said that he is drawn to the Tigers because of the respect that he has for the head signal caller.


"Coach Miles is just a heck of a coach," he said. "He is the kind of man who knows how to compete. When you put him in a corner, you can bet he is going to come out of it. That is the type of coach that shows he knows the game, and that is what I really like about him."


Seastrunk, who possesses 4.4 speed, said that the Tigers' offense is one that he could see himself doing big things for.


"I really like the offense now that they run the spread," he said. "It gives a lot of different looks to the defense. At the same time, I really love it when they get back down into I-form. That is when the running backs can really go."


The 4-star's talents recently got him invited to San Antonio for the All-American game junior combine. After meeting up with his fellow running mates, the Lone Star State-standout took the camp by storm.


"Trovon [Reed] and Tony [Hurd] were my roommates," Seastrunk said. "We all have that connection from knowing each other from way back, so it is great to get together. When we are in the same place we have a blast together, and when we are apart it is pretty boring. That is why I love these times when we can meet up and play, because we work really well together."


Does Seastrunk have interest in the opportunity to play alongside his cousin, Reed, during his college campaign?


"You know it," he said. "That is family, man. Whenever I am over in Louisiana, I get down there to see him. It would be amazing to get with him on the next level."


Note: Seastrunk holds offers from LSU, Auburn, Florida, Michigan, Oklahoma and USC, among others.


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