UCLA receiver Devin Lucien transfers to Arizona State

Receiver Devin Lucien, who left UCLA right before spring camp, has decided to transfer to Arizona State.

On track to graduate this summer, Lucien will be able to play immediately. Once a four-star recruit in 2011, the former Crespi Carmelite star never became a consistent player in Westwood.

Despite teasing crowds with his athleticism through multiple offseasons, Lucien struggled to break out into a primary roll through three seasons at UCLA. He left Los Angeles totaling 752 receiving yards and four touchdowns, but caught for fewer yards in 2014 (225) than he did the season prior (339).

After UCLA’s Alamo Bowl win over Kansas State in January, he expressed discontent about his role on the team.

The Bruins host the Sun Devils on Oct. 3.

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Receiver Devin Lucien decides to transfer out of UCLA

Receiver Devin Lucien has left the UCLA football program, head coach Jim Mora confirmed on Tuesday morning.

“He’s decided to go a different direction,” Mora said. “I thought I knew what that direction was, but as of this morning I don’t know.”

Lucien, who would have been a redshirt senior, is expected to graduate and attempt to transfer. The former Crespi Carmelite standout often impressed during the Bruins’ offseason and preseason camps, but never became a consistent contributor in the receiving corps. Continue reading

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Devin Lucien dedicates season to mother, diagnosed with breast cancer

At the end of his interview session on Tuesday, UCLA receiver Devin Lucien looked into the cameras and offered a heartfelt dedication to his mother, Trina Matthews — who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

“I’m trying to keep it down, but number one, I wanted to thank everybody for all their support when I was in the hospital,” Lucien said. “And I want to thank everybody for what they’ve been talking about my mom. You know, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, so — trying not to get soaked up — that’s been a lot. And this season is dedicated for moms, point blank.

“And that’s another reason for the (hair)do, because it’s really about to go down and people aren’t understanding — let me look at all the cameras when I say that.”

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