USAAAB: Lucier-South Is All Bruin

Dec. 31 -- The Orange (Calif.) Lutheran five-star and UCLA commit, Keisean Lucier-South, will take his official visit next month...

Orange (Calif.) Lutheran outside linebacker Keisean Lucier-South has been a commit to UCLA for a little over a month.

But Lucier-South was a longtime lean to the Bruins and committed the day UCLA beat USC.

Still, Lucier-South was a Michigan fan growing up but the Wolverines couldn’t overtake the Bruins.

And even with the hire of Jim Harbaugh by Michigan, its too little, too late for Lucier-South.

"Nope, I'm solid to UCLA. I'm a Bruin," the five-star said.

Lucier-South started Army Bowl practices slowly, but as Monday went on and Tuesday came, he was back in his groove.

“I haven’t played football in two months, I’d been in basketball full time since our season ended,” said Lucier-South. “I was rusty but I got more comfortable and I improved a lot since yesterday.”

Lucier-South said he’s been doing some recruiting for the Bruins as well.

“I’m recruiting Osa Masina and Joseph Wicker right now the most,” said Lucier-South. “I’m on those guys a lot.”

He’ll take his official visit in January but may stop by during unofficial weekends too.

“I’m taking my visit in late January, either the 23rd or the 30th, but I may go by on the other weekends too,” said Lucier-South.

Lucier-South said that Bruins head coach Jim Mora will be in his home after the dead period.

“I’ve only had Coach (Jeff) Ulbrich and Coach (Kennedy) Polamalu come in but I haven’t had Coach Mora yet,” said Lucier-South. “He’s coming by in January.”

Lucier-South said he was hoping there was a way he could get to the Alamo Bowl to see the Bruins, but with their packed schedule, he’ll be watching it on television.

“They keep us pretty busy so I can’t get over there, but I’ll be watching it on TV and cheering them on,” said Lucier-South.

The experience in San Antonio is one that Lucier-South will treasure for a long time.

“Man, its just great being out here,” said Lucier-South. “There is great competition just like The Opening, but in a team setting. I’m having a blast.”


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