Position: Defensive End
Position Rank: #3
Height/Weight: 6'4, 220
School: Orange (Calif.) Lutheran
Recruiting: Arizona, Boise State, California, Colorado, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Oregon State, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, UCLA, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington.
How Would He Fit: Remember that Barr guy? Lucier-South is the closest thing to him in the 2015 class. He's somewhere between 6'4 and 6'5 with a good frame for adding more weight. He has good closing speed for his size and plays hard. Like Barr, he shows a good ability to dip around the offensive tackle's shoulder and turn tightly into the quarterback. His level of flexibility, agility, and overall speed is very good for a guy his size, which is why outside linebacker--rather than straight defensive end in a 4-3, say--might be his best position going forward. UCLA has done a great job of recruiting the inside linebacker types--those who can pursue sideline to sideline while being stout against the run--but has struggled a bit more recruiting the elite pass rush types who have the length and athleticism to beat tackles on passing downs and hold the edge against running plays. Lucier-South would be an immediate answer to UCLA's deficiencies in those departments.
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