Crespi WR picking up interest

In the midst of a solid senior campaign it's only natural that several west coast programs have started to take note of Encino (Calif.) Crepsi standout Devin Lucien. The Sun Devils are one of the latest schools to offer the wide receiver who talked to Devils Digest about his recruitment.

"Arizona State offered me a couple of weeks ago," said the 6-1 196 Devin Lucien. "They are a great school and my mom personally knows their wide receivers coach Steve Broussard. I saw them play a couple of times this year and they have a great offense. It's very similar to what I run in high school and that can mean a lot to me when I choose a school."

Lucien claimed that he hasn't been too focused on the recruiting process as he prefers to pay more attention to his senior season football season. Judging by his 2010 stats thus far his attention has been paying off.

Through seven games Lucien has tallied 37 receptions, 780 yards and 12 TD's for the 5-2 Crespi Celts. As a junior he posted 46 receptions for 702 yards and scored 10 touchdowns.

"(ASU's WR's) Coach Broussard told me how much he likes my speed and how I stay ahead of the corner," Lucien stated. "I run a 4.67 but I want to get down to a 4.3 by the time I go to college. With my size I can jump and get a ball over a DB too. I run good routes too and try to pattern my game after Brandon Marshall and Michael Crabtree.

"Coach Broussard told me that he likes how I am an all-around athlete and the type of receiver he is looking for. I'm just using my god-given talents and trying to do my best each week."

Aside from ASU, Lucien has been offered by Colorado which he will visit this week, Illinois, San Diego State, Air Force, Iowa State, Oregon State and Tulsa.

"I'm definitely going to visit Arizona State," Lucien commented. "I'm not sure if I'm going to visit them before my season ends or after."

A couple of weeks ago Lucien and the Celts faced Taft high school, a contest they won in a high scoring affair 53-47. The wide receiver could not help but noticed Taft signal caller Michael Bercovici who is already committed to the Sun Devils.

"I played with him on an All-Star team in the summer," Lucien remarked, "so I really know Michael and if I came to Arizona State he would be part of the decision because you want to play with a good quarterback.

"I'm looking for a school that has my major, criminal justice or business. They have to be family oriented and have a strong bond between the coach and players because that's how it is on my high school team."

The wide receiver said that he's hoping to be invited to the Army All-American game in January and if he is summoned to that game he will make his announcement during that contest.

"I'm not in a rush to commit to a school," Lucien said. "If I don't make my decision at the Army All-American game I'll decide on signing day."

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