Texas A&M WR LaRue to transfer

Texas A&M freshman receiver Sebastian LaRue asked for his release and will transfer out of the program, the receiver confirmed to ESPN.com.

LaRue, who redshirted during the Aggies' 2013 season, was an ESPN 300 recruit who was a part of Texas A&M's eighth-ranked 2013 recruiting class. He was one of six receivers the Aggies signed in the 2013 class and he was rated the second-highest in the 2013 crop.

The Santa Monica (Calif.) High School graduate indicated in a text message that he plans to transfer to a school closer to home, though he's not sure where he'll land just yet.

"I just need to be closer to my family," LaRue said.

The story was first reported by GigEm247.com.

Coming out of high school, the 5-foot-11, 180-pound LaRue was an Under Armour All-American and a four-star recruit, ranked as the No. 74 overall player in the nation. He was the ninth-ranked receiver in the country and was known for his speed and playmaking ability, both as a receiver and as a return specialist.

LaRue was recruited by former Texas A&M secondary coach Marcel Yates, who recently left the Aggies to become the defensive coordinator at Boise State.

During his recruiting process, LaRue was originally committed to USC before decommitting roughly a month before national signing day. Washington State was also one of LaRue's finalists before he chose the Aggies.