Former Oregon tailback Lache Seastrunk, a five-star signee out of Temple, has transferred to Baylor, school officials announced today.
“I think Lache is back where he needs to be, on Texas soil at Baylor,” Bears’ coach Art Briles said in a statement released by school officials. “We’re looking forward to him being a great teammate.”
The school’s statement did not mention whether Seastrunk, who redshirted last season, plans to appeal to the NCAA for immediate eligibility, citing issues related to the health of his grandfather. In an interview today with ESPN-Central Texas radio, Seastrunk said his grandfather is battling emphysema and he wants to assist his grandmother in caring for him. Seastrunk told the station he thinks he has "strong valid reasons why I'm coming home" to assist his family.
Seastrunk (5-foot-9, 190 pounds), who has a relationship with street agent Will Lyles, rushed for 4,217 yards and 52 touchdowns during high school career. Baylor opens its season Sept. 2 against TCU.
_ Jimmy Burch