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Wednesday, February 2, 2011
LA North: Devin Lucien picks UCLA over Miami, Colorado

By Tim Haddock

In a bit of a stunning decision, Crespi’s Devin Lucien picked UCLA over Miami, Colorado and Arizona State on national signing day.

UCLA was on his short list of schools, but indications were that he was leaning toward Miami.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound receiver ultimately decided on UCLA because it was closer to his family and it would give him a chance to play with Brett Hundley, one of the more highly recruited quarterbacks in the country.

“There’s a lot of young talent and you can’t go wrong with that degree,” Lucien said. “I expect to get a lot of hate mail on Facebook. I did what was best for me and my family.”

Lucien said the UCLA coaches liked his versatility and he expects to fill several roles in the offense.

Playing with Hundley was another reason Lucien decided on UCLA.

“Me and him are going to do something special,” Lucien said. “I expect to turn things around next season. There is so much talent there that people don’t know about.”