Lucier-South in regular contact with Irish

Five-star defensive end Keisean Lucier-South of Orange County (Calif.) Lutheran talks about his current interest in the Irish and where he stands with recruitment.

Notre Dame offered five-star defensive end Keisean Lucier-South of Orange County (Calif.) Lutheran last October, and since then the 6-foot-6, 220-pound athlete has maintained steady contact with Notre Dame.

"I probably talk with Coach (Mike) Denbrock twice a week," Lucier-South said. "I also talk with the quarterbacks coach (Matt LeFleur) a lot as well. I really like those guys."

Lucier-South is being recruited by Notre Dame to play defensive end, though he was first offered by the Irish to play outside linebacker.

"They like me as a defensive end," Lucier-South said. "They think I'm a great pass-rusher and that I have great agility overall as an athlete."

Though Lucier-South does not have any favorites at this point, he did name five schools that were recruiting him the hardest.

"UCLA, USC, Michigan, Notre Dame and Tennessee," Lucier-South said.

"Notre Dame is a really good school," he added. "And, they have one of the top football programs in the nation. What else can you say? Academics and my relationship with the coaching staff will my biggest priorities in choosing a school."

Lucier-South plans to take most or all of his official visits before committing to a school. He visited UCLA last weekend, but does have any other spring trips currently scheduled.

Lucier-South is a five-star prospect and ranked as the No. three defensive end in the nation. Top Stories