Lucier-South impressed by Oregon
Five-star outside linebacker Keisean Lucier-South made his way to Eugene this weekend for an official visit to Oregon. Lucier-South’s host was Glen Ihenacho, who played against him for league rival Junipero Serra last season. He also spent time with all of the outside linebackers and got a chance to ask some of them why they chose Oregon. “There were some California guys and I wanted to ask them why they chose to go out of state with Oregon,” he said. “They said they loved it there. Great environment, great resources and everything, and the coaches are great.” Lucier-South took part in tours around campus and to inside the updated facilities around the football complex and came away very impressed. “The facilities were just off the charts,” he said. “It was amazing. I never saw facilities that sick in my life. That’s probably better than all of the NFL locker rooms.” While with defensive coordinator Don Pellum and outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander, Lucier-South got a clearer picture of what they have planned for him if he ends up a Duck. “I asked them what’s their plan for me,” he said. “Are they going to redshirt me or anything? They said they don’t want to redshirt me because that would be pointless. They said I’m a great player and they want to work with me. They said I’ll have a good chance to play because they have some people leaving. I just have to work hard to play early because that’s what you do if you’re an incoming freshman.” The news was encouraging for Lucier-South, who was wowed by effort the linebackers displayed during the Ducks 45-16 win over Stanford. “I had never seen Oregon do that before against Stanford,” he said. “They stopped the run the whole game and that was probably the impact of the year. Stanford couldn’t do anything after that. I just mostly watched the outside linebackers. The game was great. The fans were awesome. It was a crazy game.” Now back home, Lucier-South said the Ducks will be in the running until he makes his final decision. “They did a great job with the visit,” he said. They’re recruiting me really good so I’m really liking Oregon right now. They have a great chance of getting me.” Lucier-South’s next official visit will be to UCLA on Nov. 28 when they play Stanford.
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