Sebastian LaRue Chats with CLA After National Signing Day

Future Texas A&M Aggies WR

CLA spoke with future Texas A&M Aggies football player Sebastian LaRue. Several days after the Santa Monica High School student-athlete signed his National Letter of Intent to play college football, you could sense that he's going to feel at home in College Station.

"There's a lot of excitement. All over my Twitter and on blogs. they're just raving about me signing with them. I'm glad the fan base is excited about me and I'm excited to go in and capitalize off their excitement," LaRue told CLA Sports.

With a seemingly endless talent base amongst the CIF Southern Section and City Section schools that CLA covers, I had the chance to watch Sebastian up close and personal from the sidelines on several occasions. CLA was in attendance for Inglewood vs. Santa Monica, in addition to the CIFSS Playoff matchup featuring Santa Monica vs. Gardena Serra.

LaRue has top-end speed and was clearly the fastest player on the field. Although he's also a track guy, don't mistake his speed on the field for the typical track athlete turned football player. With the pads on, Sebastian LaRue was easily the fastest player we watched during the 2012 regular season.

National Signing Day has become somewhat of a holiday in the world of college football over the past few years, and nobody brought you more signing day coverage this year than ESPN.

Many recruits are accustomed to questions from local media outlets, newspapers and recruiting sites on a weekly basis, but it's not everyday that you can be mentioned by the same reporters who cover NFL and professional athletes on a daily basis.

"It's an honor. I caught it (ESPN) a couple of times when I was in and out at home on signing day. It's an honor to be spoken about on television like that. I want to keep those people as believers and as fans of my game," he said.

Since officially signing with Texas A&M, LaRue said that he has started to form a closer relationship with a few current Aggies including backup QB Matt Davis (Klein Forest HS, TX) and defensive back De'Vante Harris (Horn HS, TX), who are both freshman. "I also talked to Johnny Manziel and that's pretty much it," he said.

"They said to enjoy the last few months of high school and they're excited for me to get there and make things happen," said LaRue.

I asked Sebastian about what his plans were for track season this year and he indicated that he plans to focus on conditioning for football at the next level and will likely sit out the 2013 HS Track & Field season.

LaRue has high hopes for life in College Station, and the Aggie faithful have already expressed their California love.

"I'm definitely going to have an opportunity to play early and often, but it all depends on how well I do in camp and how I learn my playbook. It's all about your mindset going in. I feel like I have a chance to play early and if i go in focused and learn my playbook there should be nothing to stop me," he said.