After missing on some wide receivers on National Signing Day including Cordell Broadus, and Cameron Smith out for the season with a knee injury, ASU had to recover to find some wide receiver depth. ASU picked up a speedy JUCO recruit named Tim White. Now, the Sun Devils have a veteran presence as well.
Welcome to Tempe, Devin Lucien.
Joe Schad of ESPN reported the news Monday night on Twitter.
Former UCLA WR Devin Lucien is transferring to Arizona State— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 28, 2015
Lucien said the ASU coaches feel he can help fill void this season as a graduate transfer. Lucien said he is close with QB Mike Bercovici.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) April 28, 2015
It was reported back in late March that Lucien intended to transfer out of the L.A. school. ASU was named among the potential landing spots for Lucien early on as he searched for a new location to play.
Lucien was a 4-star recruit in the class of 2011. Last season he started five games for the Bruins, collecting 25 receptions for 225 yards with Brett Hundley under center. UCLA also had Devin Fuller, Jordan Payton, Thomas Duarte and Eldridge Massington, all capable wide receivers, so Lucien wasn't seeing much playing time at UCLA.
At 6-foot-1, 200 pounds with Lucien's skill set and experience, he will certainly compete for reps and a starting spot in the fall. He's eligible immediately as a graduate transfer.