Has USC become a factor with Seastrunk?

Scout.com's No. 2 ranked running back Lache Seastrunk has offically visited California (10/4), UCLA (10/18) and will visit Oregon this weekend. There's been a lot of talk on the internet about his interest in LSU, Auburn and he's had high praise after his visits to California and UCLA, but one school that could become, or already is, a major player for Seastrunk's signature is USC.

And what is about USC that interests the elite running back from Temple, Tex.?

"I love the school and my favorite player went to school there, Reggie Bush," said Seastrunk.

Seastrunk visited California when the Bears played USC and he will visit Oregon this weekend when the Ducks play the Trojans. He said it's just a coincidence that USC was playing when he scheduled his official visits to Cal and Oregon. Whether it's a coincidence or not, Seastrunk will get another look at the Trojan offense.

Ken Norton has done an exceptional job recruiting the state of Texas and he and Seastrunk talk often.

"I talk to him every day," said Seastrunk about Norton. "We don't really ever talk about football, we talk about everyday life. I just talk to him when I call him."

Although he doesn't have any plans for an official visit, Seastrunk said he has unofficially visited USC before. We asked him if he calls any other coaches as often as he does Norton and if he has a close relationship with the USC linebackers coach?

"No sir," said Seastrunk when asked if talks to other coaches as often as he does with Coach Norton. "I have a real close relationship with Coach Norton and Coach (Pete) Carroll. I just love Coach Carroll and he's an amazing coach. I met him when I visited USC."

With most prospects there's always one or two aspects a school or football program must offer, and it's no different with Seastrunk.

"The most important thing for me with a school is they have my major, Communications," said Seastrunk. "They need to have a strong communications program."

Temple High has two extremely important games left on the schedule and they must win both in order to make it to the playoffs.

"We have two more games left this season and if we win both games, we're going to the playoffs," Seastrunk said. "If lose one of the games, we're just playing for stats." We'll follow up with Seastrunk in the upcoming weeks and find out if he's scheduled an official visit to USC or any other school.

***I was very surprised with Seastrunk's reply when I asked him if Texas was recruiting him hard?

"I don't think I've gotten one letter," he said.

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