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So far, Lucier-South hasn't made too much of an effort to conceal his feelings for UCLA. He told the following to Chris Swanson of USCFootball.com (subscription required) May 29: "Honestly, UCLA is my favorite school..."
That statement alone should help one see how likely it is Lucier-South ends up a Bruin, but there's more.
Per Swanson, Lucier-South also said: "They were my first big offer, so that's why UCLA is my favorite right now."
A school scores huge points with a prospect when it is the first to offer. The sentimental value he holds for the program can be priceless. That certainly applies here with Lucier-South, plus he's stated his high admiration for UCLA.
It's safe to predict the Bruins will receive the 5-star defensive end's national letter of intent next February.
Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and the Cleveland Browns.