Five-Star RB Lache Seastrunk Commits to Oregon Over LSU, USC

Bryan KellySenior Analyst IJanuary 27, 2010

Word is in that five-star running back Lache Seastrunk has committed to Oregon.

A Texas news station tweeted the announcement a short while ago.

SI.com reported earlier today that the five-star recruit would give his verbal to the Oregon Ducks when he announced his decision at 5:15 today, and that rumor is now official.

The rumors are that Seastrunk was set to sign for the USC Trojans prior to Pete Carroll's departure, but that he changed his commitment once Carroll left for Seattle.

Chip Kelly convinced Seastrunk to visit Eugene, and between that and a desire to play in the Pac-10, the versatile five-star talent was convinced that the Ducks were his most favorable destination.

This corroborates an earlier story by MaxPreps.com's Tom Lemming, who said that Seastrunk was one of a few recruits who had committed, or were planning on committing, to Pete Carroll rather than to the Trojans.

Once Carroll was gone, Seastrunk skipped his weekend unofficial to USC and was dissuaded from visiting the Trojans further despite the efforts of Lane Kiffin.

Seastrunk's final choices were Oregon, LSU, Auburn, USC, and Memphis. Yet Auburn and LSU cooled on his commitment down the road, Auburn because of landing RB Michael Dyer and remaining in the mix for RB Marcus Lattimore, and LSU (possibly) because of concerns about his senior-year production.

Though head coach Larry Porter, with whom Seastrunk had struck up a bond while Porter was running backs coach at LSU, took over for the Tigers, it's clear Seastrunk wants to tests his talents against the best teams in college football.

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