Devin Lucien wants to be a four-star prospect and so far this season the Encino (Calif.) Crespi wide receiver has proven he might be good enough for that category.
Lucien finished with eight receptions for 183 yards and three touchdowns in a 45-31 victory at Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta this past weekend and was simply unstoppable on the outside.
Rivals.com rates Lucien, a sleek 6-foot-1, 189-pound prospect, as the No. 47 wide receiver nationally and No. 42 in the California state rankings. With 11 touchdown receptions so far this season he could be moving up.
"I feel like we're doing great as a team," Lucien said. "Me and my brothers are buying into a lot of what coach (Jon) Mack is teaching us as a team and I think if we keep doing that we'll keep going farther and farther as the year progresses.
"I think I'm having a great year. I have 11 touchdowns now. I don't know my yardage. I couldn't do it without the o-line. They're doing a great job. The o-line has to block and the running backs have to do their job for us to get open. It's a team sport and we're handling our job really well."
Lucien is used all over the field but is most dangerous when spread out at wide receiver where he can use his speed to run past cornerbacks. Even with a significant cushion, Lucien put moves on the Vista Murrieta defenders and oftentimes was wide open because players couldn't keep up.
"We spread me out so it opens the box even more for the runners and we can spread me out a little more and I can get the ball on a downfield play," Lucien said.
"A lot of people underestimate my speed. I ran a 4.47 at the UCLA camp and I still have a lot to work on. I have to work on my speed and my routes. It's not just all about speed. You have to be an all-around football player."
Air Force, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Diego State and Tulsa have offered Lucien, who is also hearing from numerous Pac-10 schools. No official visits have been finalized yet but Lucien said he's planning to definitely visit Colorado.