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Luciens recruitment is heating up

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Things are looking up for Devin Lucien these days as the Encino (Calif.) Crespi wide receiver has picked up two offers in two days.
Oregon State and Iowa State are the new schools to get involved with Lucien, a 6-foot-1, 189-pound prospect who already had offers from Air Force, Colorado, Illinois and Tulsa. Both new programs are of high interest to the southern California recruit.
"(Oregon State) came to my school, coach (Mark) Banker did, and he watched my practice and my teammates were telling me he made a phone call after I made two good plays and then later on in the day I called coach (Jay) Locey, the wide receivers coach, and he was the person who told me.
"It's a great program. They're doing a great thing over there at Oregon State. I'm very interested in going there and the wide receivers coach seems like a really great guy. They stress the importance of playing as a family and I can relate to that coming from Crespi because that's all we do here."
Iowa State has recruited the state of California well especially in its 2010 class with two Crespi signees in tight end Pierce Richardson and offensive lineman Ben Loth, both three-star recruits.
The Cyclones are back at Crespi and have already offered Lucien and outside linebacker Reggie Coates and there is strong consideration by both players to consider playing in the Big 12.
"Coach (Bobby) Elliott came up to my school (Thursday), he's the recruiting coordinator, and Reggie Coates and I were in the office and they saw the (Los Angeles) NIKE camp as well and they also saw some video on me and I think they were at one of the games last year and that gave them a lot of interest," Lucien said.
"Being able to see me in person they were able to make the final call and give me an offer to that school.
"That's great playing in the Big 12. It would be great to play with two players that have already committed there. It's great to have the option to go to college with someone in your class like Reggie so that's really what I was waiting for. They pass the ball a lot too which is really great for a receiver."
Interest from other programs is also picking up for Lucien, who said Boise State wants him to visit during the summer and the Broncos could offer at that time.
"They were here last week and they're telling me they want to offer me but they want to make sure I'm interested so they want me to come out to their camp and I don't have to do anything else," Lucien said.
Pac-10 schools are also getting in the mix. Lucien said Cal assistant coach Steve Marshall stopped by Crespi last week and that a coach from Oregon is expected at the school sometime next week.
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