Lache Seastrunk's idea of narrowing down a decision is to list the 20 schools he probably won't be attending, leaving the 100 or so others to fight over his services.
It's become a little better since then. Like fellow five-star RB Marcus Lattimore, who helped everyone out by narrowing his choices to South Carolina and Auburn, Seastrunk's list is now down to five schools: Memphis, Oregon, Southern Cal, Auburn, and LSU.
He's set his announcement date for Jan. 27, but don't be surprised if it gets pushed back to a week later, or that he doesn't commit to the school he selects in the ceremony.
Analysts have removed Auburn from the list for him. The Tigers have already sewn up Michael Dyer and could also be welcoming Lattimore, so the depth chart isn't favorable for Seastrunk to become an immediate feature back.
Seastrunk canceled his visit to USC this past weekend, but the Trojans are not entirely out of the running. Lane Kiffin will get out the snake oil in the next two weeks and maybe lure Seastrunk on campus for an unofficial.
I like LSU's chances more and more. Good recruiting and immediate need on the depth chart, plus the strong push the coaches have been making, seem to indicate he could be headed to Baton Rouge.
Oregon's system is very kind to running backs, and it wouldn't be out of the question for Seastrunk to try and battle LaMichael James for playing time.
And of course Memphis would be the biggest surprise of all under new head coach Larry Porter, who recruited Seastrunk to LSU. It's clear he and Porter struck up a positive relationship, and that might mean LSU's chances have suffered by losing him.