LaRue not returning to A&M

Texas A&M has been hot on the recruiting trail as of late, especially at wide receiver, landing both five-star Speedy Noil and Top100 prospect Frank Iheanacho last week.

Sebastian LaRue has asked for his release from Texas A&M.

However, the Aggies took a bit of a hit at the position on Friday with a current player.

Wide receiver Sebastian LaRue, a former Under Armour All-American, informed GigEm247 that he would not be returning to College Station for the spring semester.

"I just spoke with coach (Kevin) Sumlin and asked for my release," Larue said early Friday afternoon. "He was really cool and understanding about everything. Hopefully I will have my release paperwork in the next week so I can begin to explore my other options.

LaRue, a native of Santa Monica, Calif., has been the subject of transfer rumors all year. He says distance was the main factor that played into his decision.

"I want to be closer to home," he said. "That's the big thing. I really enjoyed my time at Texas A&M but I'm just not happy there.

"Coach (Marcel) Yates was my primary recruiter and him leaving was a little bit of my decision. But this was more about me wanting to be closer to home."

LaRue redshirted this season and will have to sit out another year if he transfers to another FBS program. He will then have three years of eligibility to play three.

Until he officially receives his release from the Aggies, LaRue cannot have contact with any other programs. However, he is likely to end up in the Pac-12 or somewhere near the West Coast. Washington State and the Los Angeles schools have been mentioned as possibilities.

LaRue is currently home in California for the winter break and will not be returning to Aggieland. He plans to enroll at another four-year school in time for the spring semester.

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