Speedy USC Commit Plans Columbus Visit for ‘The Game’
By Michael Chung
Urban Meyer has made it no secret the Buckeyes are short on playmakers, and we know by know that Meyer is not afraid to poach another schools commit.
One playmaker who could be the next to fill both of those categories at Ohio State is Southern California wideout Sebastian Larue .
A 4-star prospect out of Santa Monica, Calif., Larue has already pledged to the hometown USC Trojans and head coach Lane Kiffin, but this has not stopped Meyer from attempting to flip this west-coaster out east.
Larue is a speedy receiver in the class of 2013, with potential Percy Harvin-type moves in the open field. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 27 WR in the country, but his impressive offer list includes Arizona, Cal, Florida State, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Tennessee and UCLA, along with Ohio State and USC.
With James Quick rumored to have Louisville No. 1 and Shelton Gibson reportedly dealing with academic issues, Meyer is working feverishly to try a secure more playmakers in this class. Larue took some time to give The-Ozone an update on his recruitment.
Ozone: When did you decide to visit OSU?
Larue: I decided not too long after they offered, it is a great opportunity. I always respected Urban Meyer ever since he was at Utah. Even without Urban Meyer, Ohio State is a great school with a great tradition and fan base but Urban Meyer ups my interest level.
Ozone: What did the USC coaches say when you were considering other OSU?
Larue: They do not talk about it much. I did commit to USC, and I am focused on getting to USC. OSU is a possible option but I am committed. I don’t think the USC coaches are worried.
Ozone: You are coming for the Michigan game; will that be an official visit?
Larue: Yes, that will be official. Need to set it up with coach (Tom) Herman and Meyer. I will touch base with them this week
Ozone: Are you considering other schools? Top 5?
Larue: I am considering Washington St because of Mike Leach and their receiver’s coach and UCLA, but mainly USC is my main school and all other schools are in second.
Ozone: Which coach at OSU do you have the best relationship with?
Larue: Coach Herman. I talk to him when I can; there is a time difference so I do not talk as often as I would like.
Ozone: What about OSU made you consider them? Is Urban recruiting you hard?
Larue: Washington State, Washington, UCLA, Texas A&M and Ohio State are all recruiting me about the same.
Ozone: Odds you go to OSU over USC?
Larue: I do not think I will de-commit from USC, I am happy with my commitment and am excited to be a Trojan, so I think the odds are 90/10 that I stay at USC. There is a slim to none chance that I will de-commit.
Ozone: Do you know OSU commit Marcus Baugh?
Larue: I have talked to him about OSU, he is from Riverside which is about an hour away from inner city LA. I do not talk to him that much but have talked him a little. He is a really cool and we have met personally.
Ozone Quick Hitters with Sebastian Larue:
Favorite thing to do in LA? I do not get out the house much, beach movies not really beach.
Favorite sports team growing up? Not really fan of teams, I am fan of players, Desean Jackson, I like LeBron James, Kevin Durant.
Most famous Hollywood star you saw on the streets? I have seen Will Smith
Favorite show? Fresh Prince of Bellaire
Favorite movie? The Wood
*Thank you Sebastian for taking time to let those of us east of you get a glimpse into your life. We hope that your official visit goes well and it helps you as you make your final decision for school.