Devin Lucien, the former wide receiver for UCLA, was at the Utah football team's scrimmage today. Lucien announced earlier this spring that he would not play his final season in Westwood and would instead transfer within the Pac-12. He will have graduated and would therefore be immediately eligible to play this fall.
The former four-star recruit recorded 58 catches for 752 yards and four touchdowns in his three seasons at UCLA. His best year was his sophomore year where he recorded 19 catches for 339 yards and two touchdowns. Lucien's transfer makes sense given that he only started five games last year (though he appeared in all 13 games), and all of the receivers for the Bruins return.
The 6" 1", 200 pound wideout would be a huge addition to the Utah wide receiving corps. He has great speed, catches the ball well, and is elusive in the open field. As a sophomore at UCLA, he averaged 17.8 yards per catch, showing his big play ability. Former coaches and teammates have had nothing but the best to say about Lucien, meaning he would be a great presence to have in the locker room. Lucien would likely step in immediately as a starting receiver at Utah and would be an athletic weapon for the Utah offense and could help take some pressure off Utah running back Devontae Booker.
Most sources say that ASU is the most likely landing spot for Lucien. However, getting him out on a visit to Salt Lake City is huge, and never discount the magic of assistant head coach Dennis Erickson. If he did transfer to Utah, he would be reunited with former teammate Kylie Fitts, who transferred from UCLA to Utah after his true freshman season.