Lache Seastrunk decided to transfer out of Oregon this week and was granted his release by Ducks head coach Chip Kelly. The highly touted redshirt freshman has reportedly found a home and (I really apologize for this) the former Duck will be flying south.
Seastrunk will be taking his talents to Waco, and will be enrolling at Baylor due to its proximity to his home. He was a U.S. Army All-American out of Temple, Texas in high school so the move makes sense.
Seastrunk leaving was almost a forgone conclusion after the revelations from the Will Lyles-Oregon recruiting scandal became public. He had also fallen down the depth chart in Eugene for various reasons and wasn’t exactly endearing himself to the coaching staff.
We had also heard that Seastrunk was disappointed that he was redshirted last season, as he was expecting to share time with LaMichael James in Oregon’s backfield.
The official reason for Seastrunk’s departure is that he misses his grandmother and wants to be closer to her. But after everything that came out about his “advisor” Lyles and Oregon sending $25,000 to him for “recruiting services” after Seastrunk signed, staying at Oregon was never really an option for the young running back.
Seastrunk ran for 4,217 yards in 32 career games in high school, while scoring 52 touchdowns. He was the No. 26 overall player in the 2010 recruiting class (according to Rivals) and the No. 3 running back. The former five-star recruit certainly has talent and should be able to showcase his raw ability with the Bears.