Devin Lucien said it would be a dream to pick up some more Pac-10 offers and this summer Stanford and Oregon have expressed more interest so the Encino (Calif.) Crespi wide receiver is excited about his prospects heading into this season.
"I went to Stanford and they said it was a soft verbal offer because they wanted to see what I was doing with my grades in the first semester of my senior year," Lucien said. "I've talked to coach (Scott) Frost from Oregon. They're coming to my game in September or October."
Lucien, a 6-foot-1, 189-pound three-star prospect, said his cumulative grade-point average is at 3.1 so his grades are strong and steady but that before Stanford officially offers he might have to take some extra classes.
He's incredibly excited about his opportunity with the Cardinal after visiting campus and falling in love with Palo Alto and Stanford's coaching staff. So far, Air Force, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa State, New Mexico State, Oregon State, San Diego State and Tulsa have offered.
Getting offered by Stanford or Oregon would be huge.
"The campus is ridiculous, the people are really nice and the coaching staff is tremendous," Lucien said of Stanford. "They expect a lot from their players and that's the kind of fit I need at whatever college I end up at."
Oregon is also high on the list for Lucien, rated No. 41 at wide receiver nationally and No. 42 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com.
One of the better prospects at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, Lucien said he's talked extensively with Frost and assistant coach Steve Greatwood and is definitely interested in the Ducks.
"They've been really interested in me," Lucien said. "I talk to coach Frost and coach Greatwood a lot. We have a great connection. I guess they're trying to see what some of the other people do that they've offered before they offer me but I don't really worry about that.
"I've been very interested in going there since my sophomore year. I love the school, the academics are great and they have a great business program which will probably be my major if not law. Everything about Oregon is great."