Keisean Lucier-South, an Orange Lutheran High defensive lineman who has committed to UCLA, didn't watch the Bruins’ Alamo Bowl victory over Kansas State on Friday night because be was busy at the Army All-American Bowl.
He heard about the postgame handshake between UCLA Coach Jim Mora and Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder.
Mora barely shook Snyder's hand after the final gun. He was miffed because on the last play of the game, with UCLA already set up for quarterback Brett Hundley to take a knee, a Wildcats player launched himself over the offensive line at Hundley.
"I will defend the safety of my players ... forever," Mora wrote on Twitter after the game.
Lucier-South favorited the tweet and said: "He's a player's coach and that's what I love about him. I think he's unique like that."
Lucier-South made official visits to Oklahoma, Oregon and Michigan, but said he was still "100% UCLA." He plans to officially visit UCLA this month.
At the Army Bowl, played in San Antonio, also the site of the Alamo Bowl, Lucier-South said he worked on recruiting multiple West teammates, including linebacker Osa Masina, defensive lineman Joseph Wicker and defensive back Dechaun Holiday.
Lucier-South had three tackles in the first half, but was sidelined in the second because of a stinger in his neck, he said.
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