It's another busy week for Devin Lucien as the four-star wide receiver from Encino (Calif.) Crespi tries to figure out which program is best for him and prepares to make his decision on National Signing Day.
"Commitment day will be on signing day," Lucien said. "Wherever I go we'll know one or two days before I do sign. Utah offered me (Monday) because coach (Norm) Chow is there now. They're going to be coming on Wednesday with the head coach, coach Chow and someone else."
Because of Chow, Utah's success and its move to the Pac-10, Lucien said he'll take a serious look at the program and is anxious to hear what the coaching staff says during their in-home visit.
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"They're going to get a serious look," Lucien said. "It all depends on how much they impress me and my parents when they meet with us. I don't know the coaches like that. I've only talked to them on the phone."
The 6-foot-1, 189-pound prospect just returned from a trip to Colorado and he was blown away by the place and was especially impressed by the new coaching staff. That could play a big-time factor when Lucien weighs his options over the next couple weeks.
"I just got back from Colorado and it was really fun out there," Lucien said. "They were all great guys and that coaching staff is ridiculous. It's probably one of the best coaching staffs I ever met.
"They're all Colorado guys and they seem like they really care about their players and what they do. Coach (Jon) Embree is one of the most real head coaches I've ever met. Coach (Eric) Bieniemy is fantastic and coach Bobby Kennedy, it doesn't get better than him at the wide receiver position."
It's going to be hectic for the rest of this week as Lucien, rated No. 22 at wide receiver and No. 190 nationally by Rivals.com, hosts a bunch of coaches.
Arizona State, UCLA and Colorado are all expected to do in-home visits. Miami is supposed to stop at his school.
Lucien wants to visit UCLA to meet with new offensive coordinator Mike Johnson. All this before Lucien goes on his final official visit to Miami next weekend.
"It's been really busy," he said.