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Lucier-South emerges on scene

One of the hottest prospects in California is 2015 recruit Keisean Lucier-South from Orange (Calif.) Lutheran as he's seen his recruitment go crazy in the last few months.
The 6-foot-6, 215-pound standout who is being recruited to play mostly outside linebacker but also defensive end and wide receiver has already landed offers from Boise State, Colorado, Miami, Oregon, Oregon State, Tennessee, Texas, UCL A and Washington. The Longhorns are the latest to offer.
Interest has arrived from USC, Alabama, Arizona State, Vanderbilt and Fresno State and Lucier-South said schools are reaching out all the time.
Texas is the latest offer for the Orange Lutheran recruit but with his recruitment happening so rapidly, Lucier-South said he doesn't want to name any frontrunners yet.
"Right now I have no favorites," Lucier-South said. "I'm just waiting on some of the other schools. I'm just looking at all the programs right now.
"The day before I got offered by Texas, their recruiter, Major Applewhite, came down and talked to me and said I was a good player. The next day when I was taking finals my coach said Texas wanted to offer me. I called Texas and they wanted me to talk to coach (Mack) Brown so I talked to him. He said I was a good player and they're really interested in me and they wanted to offer me a scholarship."
Because of his versatility, college coaches have expressed a lot of early interest in Lucier-South, who said mainly teams are looking at him for outside linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. Defensive end has also been discussed especially if he can gain more weight and some even like him as a deep-threat wide receiver.
This summer, Lucier-South is planning to hit camps at USC and UCLA, possibly Colorado, and an unofficial visit to Texas is also being considered. Mainly, the Orange Lutheran recruit doesn't want to rush anything because things are so hot right now.
"I'm going to take it slowly," he said.
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