Local push for Lucier-South

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran five-star outside linebackers Keisean Lucier-South says he spent most of his time at The Opening chatting with Michigan and Notre Dame commits about recruiting

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — Orange (Calif.) Lutheran five-star outside linebacker Keisean Lucier-South put his hand on the ground at The Opening and showed why he is one of the top pass rushers in the country.

Saturday, Lucier-South was back in passing league mode playing outside linebacker for the Lancers. It’s the position USC, UCLA and several other programs continue to recruit him at.

“D-end, outside linebacker, pretty much the same thing,” said Lucier-South. “Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich is on me everyday. He really wants me to be an outside linebacker for (UCLA).

“He DMs me everyday on Twitter. I really respect that because they’ve been doing that since my sophomore year.”

But the Bruins aren’t the only ones putting the full court press on Lucier-South.

“SC now, again,” said Lucier-South. “UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Notre Dame. “They all really want me to come down there to check out there schools.

“They want me to see their campus during the summertime, but I don’t think I’m going to make because I don’t have enough time. I’m trying to figure out what official visits I’m going to do for the fall.”

USC’s push for Lucier-South picked up since his unofficial visit to their campus in June.

“They took a break,” said Lucier-South. “They had a two week span for a break. Now they’re really on me and want me to go to every game. They want me to go to campus and check out the team.”

While USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox normally recruits Orange County for the Trojans, Lucier-South mentioned two other assistant coaches making an impression on him over the past few months.

“Coach (Chris) Wilson and Coach (Johnny) Nansen are on me hard, especially Coach Wilson,” said Lucier-South. “He really likes my game and really wants to try to work with me.

“I just want to see the team and really see how Coach Wilson coaches this fall.”

Lucier-South will determine his official visit schedule in early August. Lucier-South has yet to determine how that schedule will play out, although he would like to take his visits during his senior season.

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