Baylor Bears running back Lache Seastrunk is one of the most dangerous and dynamic runners in college football. He’s had six straight 100-yard rushing games dating back to last season, which isn’t too shabby for a guy who wasn’t even the starter at the beginning of the year. Seastrunk has picked up where he left off in 2012 and is once again putting up big numbers — although Wofford and Buffalo aren’t exactly defensive powerhouses — averaging 130.5 yards per game on a ridiculous 9.32 yards per carry.
Of course, Seastrunk began his college career with the Oregon Ducks and is forever linked, fairly or not, with the controversy surrounding recruiter Willie Lyles. Seastrunk has denied repeatedly that Lyles influenced his selection of the Oregon Ducks over the other schools chasing him. His days in Eugene long behind him, Seastrunk spoke with USA Today Sports about his time as a Duck:
I learned a lot from being at Oregon. That taught me a lot. Life isn’t fair. Everything happens for a reason, and God is going to put you through trials and tribulations to see where your faith is. I think I passed that, you know. It happened the way it happened.
I honestly just feel like I just wasn’t good enough. That’s why I didn’t play.
Whatever Seastrunk’s reason for leaving Oregon — be it wanting to distance himself from the Lyles situation, knowing that De’Anthony Thomas was ahead of him on the depth chart, or other personal reasons — they’re certainly happy to have Seastrunk down at Baylor. The Bears have scored a staggering 139 points in their first two games and Seastrunk is currently 13th in the nation in rushing.
[Source: USA Today Sports]