The Decision Looms for Lucien

After taking his final official visit, Encino (Calif.) Crespi receiver Devin Lucien will make his decision on Wednesday morning...

Encino (Calif.) Crespi receiver Devin Lucien took his fifth and final official visit this weekend, tripping out to Miami.

Having previously visited Arizona State, Colorado, Kentucky and UCLA, Lucien had covered much of the country and Miami gave him one last shot to see another part of the nation.

Despite going from one coast to another, Lucien loved his time in South Beach.

"I fell in love with the school," said Lucien. "Vaughn Telemaque was my host."

Telemaque, like Lucien, is a Southern California native, and the two hit it off.

"He is really, really, really cool," said Lucien. "We were talking about the game where they had beaten us my freshman year (in the CIF-SS Pac-5 finals, when Telemaque had three interceptions to lead his Long Beach Poly team over Crespi). We just had a great time. He introduced me to all of the team."

Lucien also talked with Brennan Carroll and Jethro Franklin, two new additions to the Miami staff who'd been at USC, and Carroll told Lucien what kind of priority he was.

"BC (Carroll) was saying that they wouldn't have come out here to recruit me if they didn't want me to play right now," said Lucien.

Lucien was joined on the trip by his father, with his mother staying home in Southern California.

In fact, Lucien said the only concern is the distance from his Southern California home to Miami. Everything else was a plus for the Hurricanes.

"It's a big jump but I'd have a chance to play," said Lucien. "They only have two receivers coming in and they lose two receivers."

Now Lucien will hunker down for the next few days and he'll announce his decision on Wednesday at his school.

Lucien, who said he doesn't have a leader, will choose from Arizona State, Colorado, Miami, UCLA and Utah.

Brandon is in his sixth year with, currently as the West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout Network since 2003.
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