It appears Sebastian LaRue‘s winding, twisting football path has taken yet another detour.
Wednesday, Washington State head coach Mike Leach revealed that LaRue has been dismissed from the Cougars football program, Rivals.com reported. Other than the standard violation of unspecified team rules, no reason was given for Leach’s boot being applied to Larue’s backside.
Originally a four-star member of Texas A&M’s 2013 recruiting class, LaRue was rated as the No. 24 wide receiver in the country. After playing in one game as a true freshman, and stating that he wanted to be closer to his home in Santa Monica, Calf., LaRue announced in January of 2014 that he would be transferring from A&M to Wazzu.
(For those curious, Pullman is roughly 1,150 miles from Santa Monica, while College Station is approximately 1,500)
LaRue ended up never playing a down for Wazzu as he was forced to sit out the 2014 season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules. Entering the offseason, however, he was looked upon as a player who could’ve made a significant contribution to the Cougars’ defense after being moved to the secondary — perhaps even as a starter.
Wherever LaRue ends up next, he’ll have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
(Photo credit: Washington State athletics)