Devin Lucien Is Leaving UCLA, Looks To Be A Graduate Transfer


The LA Times has just reported that UCLA wide receiver Devin Lucien is no longer with the Bruin football program and looks to go as a graduate transfer. That move allow Lucien to play next season without needing to sit out a year, but as LA Times writer Chris Foster states, Lucien is yet to graduate from UCLA.

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Lucien has one more year of eligibility left and was to be one of the Bruins top weapons through the air in 2015. Last season he was third in receiving with 225 yards and 2 touchdowns. Although he did not start every game, he did see time in all thirteen contests.

It is a bit peculiar about his exit, seeing as he would be one of the top receivers. UCLA does utilize a spread offense that uses a lot of different receivers which the Bruins have a lot of depth at. Hopefully it is not an issue of playing time as he could have really taken a huge step with the Bruins in the fall.

With Lucien gone, that makes Jordan Payton and Devin Fuller the two most experienced receivers on the team. Both were projected to once again be part of the top three receivers with Lucien, but now leaves the door open for younger players. Mossi Johnson, Jordan Lasley and Eldridge Massington would most likely be next receivers in line for a starting role.

Still, good luck Mr. Lucien. Go Bruins!