Devin Lucien recently picked up an offer from UCLA and he's headed to watch the Bruins take on Oregon State on Saturday but the three-star wide receiver from Encino (Calif.) Crespi isn't going to rush into a commitment.
"It's a school close to home, a local offer," Lucien said of UCLA. "They have a great program over there. I know they got off to a slow start but with UCLA you can't only look at it football-wise. If you go there you're pretty much set so you have to look at it both life-wise and football-wise."
UCLA, Air Force, Arizona State, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Diego State and Tulsa have now offered Lucien, rated No. 47 at wide receiver nationally and No. 42 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
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More offers could be on the way. Lucien, who has 37 receptions for 780 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, said Michigan could be close to offering and that Nebraska and Washington are also showing increased interest.
"I'm going to take it slow and see what comes up," Lucien said. "It's been hard work. It was hard watching all those other receivers during the summertime get all those big-time offers and I felt like I was just as good or maybe even better than a lot of them.
"I didn't really play my sophomore and freshman year so for things taking off for me now it's kind of my time to make sure I get all I can before I make a big decision."
Lucien, a 6-foot-1, 189-pound prospect, just returned from an official visit to Arizona State and things couldn't have gone much better with the Sun Devils. Not only did he like the campus but he got along well with the players and Arizona State has to be considered one of his top teams.
UCLA is also very much up there along with Colorado and Oregon State and if the Wolverines offer then that would complicate things even further.
"I loved ASU," Lucien said. "I had a great time. My host was T.J. Simpson and I love the wide receiver corps. When I talk about the brotherhood my team has it's clear they have it, too. They're not a selfish team.
"They don't care if they get one ball a game because they know that it's for the betterment of the team. I love the bond they showed and I loved the town. I had a great time there."