Auburn has remained "in the mix" for Seastrunk throughout his recruitment, past the commitment of fellow five-star Michael Dyer and the interest from five-star RB Marcus Lattimore.
Assuming that Auburn won't be insanely lucky enough to sign the top three running backs in the nation, I imagine they would focus their efforts on landing either Lattimore or Seastrunk, not both.
But which one? Seastrunk's interest in Auburn is "real," they're on his list of the top three schools, yet he hasn't taken an official visit.
Meanwhile, Lattimore has narrowed down his choices only to South Carolina and Auburn—how can Auburn's coaches resist that?—but most insiders believe that he's a South Carolina lock.
If they treat Lattimore as a lock for South Carolina, they will have to put more energy on Seastrunk, who also really likes Oregon. If they sense an opportunity with Lattimore that his final list suggests, they might treat Seastrunk as a backup option, which could backfire.
In my opinion, Lattimore is staying in South Carolina, while Dyer's commitment cooled Auburn on Seastrunk. Furthermore, several Auburn blogs are indicating that Seastrunk's interest in Auburn smacks of unrequited love.
As crazy as that sounds, there's a legitimate reason. Let's get to it...