Saturday, August 20, 2011
Seastrunk to transfer?
By Ted Miller
Running back Lache Seastrunk was a no-show at Oregon's practice Saturday, and there are reports that he is considering a transfer.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly wasn't available to reporters after the morning practice, so there's no official word from him, and the football office declined to confirm transfer reports. Seastrunk declined comment to The Oregonian.
The NCAA is looking into Seastrunk's recruitment to Oregon and the Temple, Tex., native's connection to scout and alleged street agent Willie Lyles, though it has yet to send the school an official letter of inquiry.
Seastrunk, a touted recruit, redshirted last season and was struggling to move up the depth chart, which is topped by Doak Walker Award winner LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner. True freshman De'Anthony Thomas has been impressive so far in preseason camp, seemingly eclipsing Seastrunk for the No. 3 spot. In fact, according to the Eugene Register-Guard, walk-on Ayele Forde and true freshman Tra Carson also might have moved passed Seastrunk in the pecking order.
If he transfers to another FBS school, Seastrunk would have to sit out a season before he was eligible to play.