UCLA Recruiting Lucier-South Hard

2015 five-star Orange (Calif.) Lutheran defensive end/linebacker Keisean Lucier-South was recently offered by Michigan and says UCLA is recruiting him very hard...

"I was in shock about the Michigan offer," Keisean Lucier-South told GoBlueWolverine. "My coaches and teammates knew how much I wanted that Michigan offer. When I posted on twitter that I received the offer my account blew up with Michigan fans."

The Golden State star's affinity for the Maize & Blue goes back to his formative years. Like most youngsters, he watched teams his father watched. He liked players his father liked. While sitting by his dad's side he picked up a love for Michigan.

"When I was a kid, me and my dad would watch Michigan football games every Saturday," recalled Lucier-South. We even had a sign outside of our house that said Wolverine Fans Only."

"I like their fan base," he said. "They really support and love the football program. To me Michigan is college football. They have the tradition which is one of the best in college football. They have had the players... Tom Harmon, Charles Woodson and Tom Brady. Watching the players on TV they are all having a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the night games, those are really nice. The academics are some of the top in the country. I like that a lot about Michigan. I really would like to visit and see the Big House -- and that might happen in the spring. My parents and I are looking into that."

Michigan certainly has its foot in the door, but by no means is it going to be a slam dunk. Lucier-South has other colleges that he is interested in. He has no favorites at this time, but he is getting a lot of attention from a few hometown schools that are showing him quite a bit of love.

"I like that Coach Sark is at USC. They are recruiting me really hard," he stated. "UCLA -- they are recruiting me hard and I really like the job that Coach Mora has done over there. I will be attending UCLA's junior day on February 15th and I am looking forward to it."

Obviously the talented youngster is getting a great deal of pressure from students, teammates, and even opposing coaches who are telling him what school to attend.

Some schools have talked to him about playing defense but also helping out on the offensive side of the ball as well.

"A few colleges like Notre Dame, USC, UCLA, Texas and Washington have talked about me playing some on offense -- maybe some receiver or tight end," Lucier-South reported. "I don't have a problem playing on both sides of the ball. I do play some receiver on my high school 7 on 7 team -- but I will be a defensive player in college."

Fortunately his parents are helping to keep things in perspective and trying to allow him to have fun with the process.

"My parents have really helped me with the whole recruiting process," he said. "Right now they told me that this is a part of growing up and making good decisions. They just want me to enjoy the process and to be careful at how I approach things. They are very happy so far with how things are going. I am happy to have them help me with all of this."

Distance will not be a factor for the Orange County prospect. He just wants to make sure he looks at every single college and makes the right decision for him.

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