Lache Seastrunk is a name every Duck fan should know.
The vast majority of college football fans probably don't know who this is. For those of you just joining us, yes he plays for Oregon, he's a five star running back from Texas recruited by about everyone, and no, he's not Lamichael James. His name is Lache Seastrunk, and he's one of Oregon's brightest prospects. With his size, speed, and athleticism, the sky's the limit. Look into this guy.
Everyone who follows football recruiting knows who De'Anthony Thomas is. Yes, he's amazing. He's the top-ranked athlete in the country. He could be the best cornerback in the entire country. Instead he wants to play running back for the Oregon Ducks. I still suspect he'll play a fair share of cornerback, but if he insists on being on the offensive side of the ball, Lamichael James, Kenjon Barner, and Lache Seastrunk might prove to be stiff competition. Either way, De'Anthony is an outstanding commit. The black mamba should fit in well with Oregon's offense. Here's a highlight reel.
Colt Lyerla is one of the best recruits to ever come out of Oregon. His size is massive, his athleticism is off the charts, and he could very well be one of the best future linebackers Oregon's ever had. He played running back in high school, but just watch one of his videos and you'll see why he's such an amazing recruit. He has some of the best highlights I've ever seen.
So he's not a five-star recruit(although according to ESPN, Oregon has none). As the fifth best athlete in the nation and Iowa's top prospect, Christian French looks like a five-star recruit to me. Pac-12 teams must all be clenching their fists and thinking, "great, just what Oregon needs: another freak athlete with a 4.4 second forty and devastating evasiveness." That's just what he is, too—another perfect fit for Oregon. He could play cornerback, wide receiver, or even strong safety or linebacker. Either way, one thing for sure is that he'll be an amazing presence on special teams. Highlight reel? Sorry, this is the best I can do. It just shows he's a laid back, cool guy.
So back to February, the cold season--the season devoid of football. Ducks fans everywhere should feel a little warmer knowing what awaits this September. Until then, Go Ducks! And bring on LSU in the Cowboy Classic.