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Lucien ready for some visits

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Devin Lucien is headed to Kentucky this weekend and he's set two other officials visits as the Encino (Calif.) Crespi wide receiver embarks on what should be an exciting time in his recruitment.
Lucien, a four-star prospect who finished with 71 catches for 1,259 yards and 18 touchdowns this season, will visit Michigan on Jan. 7 and UCLA the following weekend. He has already been to Arizona State and is waiting to schedule a fifth trip.
The 6-foot-1, 189-pound recruit said he's looking forward to his Kentucky visit.
"I'm excited to meet the coaches up there at Kentucky," Lucien said. "Coach Summers, the recruiter for out here, said my highlight tape was in the coaches' room and they were all falling off their seats so I'm excited to go meet everybody and see what they have to say."
Michigan was clearly a big offer for Lucien, who's rated No. 28 at wide receiver nationally and No. 42 in the California state rankings by Rivals.com. What's also key with the Wolverines is that Lucien is developing a solid bond with wide receivers coach Tony Dews.
"Michigan is a great school," Lucien said. "I'm excited to go there. Any time coach Dews comes out to my school it's a great time.
"He talks about how great it is up there. He talks about me going up there on an official visit. He's a great coach. He seems like a really great guy. I really like coach Dews a lot. I'm excited to see where I go in this recruiting process and I'm excited to go up there to Michigan."
UCLA will also play a big factor for Lucien, who had an in-home visit with Arizona State on Tuesday night. Washington has also picked up interest recently but he hasn't heard much from Cal or Michigan State, two schools that had been previously involved.
UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow recently stopped by Crespi and the Bruins have long been one of the favorites for Lucien, who said he's heard rumors that there might be coaching changes in Westwood but is still waiting to find out what they'll be like everyone else.
"I love UCLA," Lucien said. "It's still a great school to go to. I don't know what it is with the coaching situation there but I've heard a lot of things.
"I want coach Norm to stay. He came to my school. People were looking at me like I was crazy. Norm Chow is there to recruit me. I'm looking forward to taking my visit there."
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