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Oct. 28, 2013 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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prep profiles Four-Star Defensive End Gets Irish Offer On The Spot Keisean Lucier-South of Orange Lucier-South said he is partial to (Calif.) Lutheran High School picked Notre Dame because of its great acaup an unexpected Notre Dame offer demics and strong football tradition. Oct. 10. He said Denbrock told him he would Notre Dame fit perfectly in w i d e re c e i v e r s the Fighting Irish Keisean Lucier-South coach and Califorprogram, which ✪✪✪✪ nia recruiter Mike p i q u e d L u c i e rLutheran High School Denbrock paid LuSouth's interest Orange, Calif. theran High School even more. But he Status: Offered a visit, shook hands won't be making a Class: Junior with the 2015 prosdecision anytime Position: Defensive End pect and offered soon. Ht.: 6-5 • Wt.: 215 him right then and "It's too early to 40-Yard Dash: 4.7 there. narrow it down," 247Sports Rankings: No. 10 player in Cali"It all happened he said. "I'm fofornia, No. 6 weakside defensive end in the so quickly," Luccused on my footnation and No. 57 overall prospect in the class i e r- S o u t h s a i d . ball season now of 2015 "I didn't expect and won't worry Coach Denbrock to about my offers come to my school, let alone offer me. until after the season." It was a big surprise. A good surprise." And with all of this attention, he's The 6-5, 215-pound defensive end trying to stay as down-to-earth as poshas a long, athletic body with the sible. He has been active on Twitter, speed, coordination and versatility re- thanking schools for the recruiting letquired to excel at the position. ters being sent to him. Arizona and Several Pac-12 programs have al- Texas have been sending him the most, ready extended offers to Lucier-South, 77 and 68, respectively, he noted. including UCLA, Oregon, USC, Wash"I'm trying to treat it as normal as ington, Arizona, Cal and Oregon State. possible, trying not to make it a big His other offers include Texas, Miami, deal," he said. "I try to make sure I say TCU, Boise State and Tennessee, plus thank you, though, because it is cool." Michigan was expected to offer soon. Lucier-South plans to sit down with "I'm looking for a program that I will his parents in the offseason to cut down fit in and have the most playing time, his offers by half and make visits to the but my number one priority is academ- campuses during the summer. ics," he said. — Staci Gasser

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