Stepp Report: Stars of Tomorrow

This weekend Stepp was able to watch two players in Lache Seastrunk and Darius White who figure to be considered as National Top 100 prospects, as well as another 2011 star who has gotten off to a tremendous start.

2010 RB Lache Seastrunk (5-10/190, Temple High, Texas)

"I got the chance to watch Lache Friday night against Plano. Temple kind of took it on the chin against Plano and Rex Burkhead kind of stole the show with six touchdowns in that game, but Seastrunk is a great player. He had somewhere around 143 yards on 12 carries. Most of that came on an 84-yard touchdown run. He hit the corner and was gon in a flash. It was like he was 0-60 in an instant. There was no one that was going to catch him."

"Temple is struggling a little bit right now t quarterback, so teams are putting nine and 10 in the box to just stop Lache, so he is going through that junior year slump a little and he is going to have to adjust, but I think he will adjust. He is a hard worker and he wants to succeed. It still an adjustment period for him. He went from an unknown sophomore to being the number one running back on the scene. He has that target on his back, but you can still see he is an exciting player."

"He has great speed, but his vision is a little underrated. He has got a good feel for the position and he is strong. I don't think people really understand how strong he is. It usually takes two or three guys to take him down."


White

2010 WR Darius White (6-4/195, Dunbar High, Texas)

"Right now I think he will be rated as one of the Top 10 players in the (Texas) class. White is a two-sport star. He is a great basketball payer and Fort Worth Dunbar is known as a basketball powerhouse. White really did not start taking football serious until last year when he was a sophomore and he had 18 touchdown catches and four returns for touchdowns."

"This kid is a flat out beast. He is big and he can run. He has got great hands. As just a kid he can snatch the ball out of mid-air and just make it look easy. He does not let the ball get close in to him when he catches the ball and he is a good route runner. He just dominates…"

"Against South Oak Cliff – now granted Kevin Brent did not play – he hauled in three touchdown passes, and then last week he hauled in three touchdown passes in the first half against Dallas Roosevelt. He is just a dominant force. I imagine that he will end up with at least 20 touchdown catches this year. There is already a great crop of wide receivers in the 2010 class, and Darius White may be the best."


Roland

WR/TE Desmond Roland (6-2/190, Lake Highlands High, Texas)

"He is a big-time 2011 prospect. If OU ever decided to recruit that kid he would be a perfect fit for their system. He is a wide receiver/tight end type. I think in college he may project more to a tight end, because he will probably fill out at around 6'4."

"He is simply the best blocking receiver. That is why I think he could transition to tight end easily, because he is such a good blocker. They line him up all over the place. He is a really versatile guy. He has huge hands."

"He is not the best route runner right now, but right now he is able to dominate guys physically, which is impressive because he is a sophomore. He started last year as a freshman, which is also amazing for a guy to start as a freshman at wide receiver for a pretty good class 5A school."

Recruiting Buzz- The "word on the street" is that Seastrunk has picked up an offer from his childhood favorite, LSU. It would make sense to us that he will indeed make a commitment to the Tigers. White is not yet listing Oklahoma, but there is a virtual who's who of top teams coming after him. It would not be a surprise to see some interest from the Sooners sometime in the very near future.


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