Lucien Strongly Favors Oregon

Rated as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the state of California for the class of 2011, Encino (CA) Crespi Carmelite's Devin Lucien looks to follow in the footsteps of a couple of former teammates who have migrated north to continue their football careers.

Do you currently have an offer from Oregon?

"No I don't."

Have you had any contact with Oregon?

"Well I've had a few words with Chip Kelly when he was out to talk to the quarterback (Bryan Bennett) who already committed to Oregon. They've sent me a lot of letters and stuff. I've talked to the recruiter in California -- he's the offensive line coach for Oregon (Steve Greatwood). He recruited Bennett and Hroniss (Grasu)."

How often do you receive mail from Oregon?

"Almost every week. Probably two or three times a two or three letters a week is what I'm saying."

What is your overall interest in Oregon?

"I'll put it like this. With my quarterback going there, I would commit if they offered me."

What is it that has you so interested in Oregon?

"Well my quarterback goes there for one and since we already have a connection, it would be great for us. Chip Kelly sounds like a really good guy and Coach Greatwood seemed like a great guy too when I met him at the games he was at. He was at the Saugus game and he seemed like a great guy. I've taken a look at the campus online and it looks like a great campus and it's not too far from home either.

How would you describe yourself as a player?

"I have a lot of leadership, I know how to take control of my team when they're dealing with adversity and getting them on the same track. I'm very good with my hands and my routes, I can jump over the DB's, and I can outrun most DB's as well."

Would you compare yourself to anyone at the collegiate or professional level?

"Michael Crabtree. He's my idol."

What are you looking for in a program?

"I'm looking for a program where I can get along with my team very easily, I'm looking for a great coaching staff that I can get along with, and I want a team that can push me to maximize my abilities to the best I can."

What offers do you currently hold from other schools?

"Colorado and Illinois are talking about doing it. It's nothing official, but they said that they were going to."

What schools have been in contact with you the most?

"Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Colorado, Illinois, and UCLA. I just went to a thing at UCLA actually. That's about it."

Do you have a top tier of teams that you're considering right now?

"Yeah. Oregon, Cal, and Oklahoma."

Have you been to any camps or are you planning on going to any camps later this spring or in the summer?

"I'm at the Badger Sport Camp this weekend in Las Vegas, the 7-on-7. I got invited to the Nike camp, the UnderArmor camp, and I just got back from the U.S. Army All-American camp. I was an offensive MVP there. I've been to a camp before too. I don't know if they're holding it cause I haven't got anything from them yet."

Have you been on any unofficial or Junior Day visits yet?

"Yeah, I went to UCLA recently and I'm going to Arizona around March 14 or March 21. I'm going to a camp first, then I'm going to take my visit to the school."

Do you have any plans to take an unofficial visit to Oregon or anything like that?

"I actually am. Me and my mom were gonna go through a whole bunch of colleges and look when they have their Junior Days or a camp that they're holding and I'm definitely gonna be at an Oregon camp."

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