Meet The New Guy: Cameron Echols-Luper

TCU fans will be cheering on Luper and his father, who were both major gets for Gary Patterson last spring. - Ronald Martinez

Leading up to the 2013 TCU Football season, we will be profiling the newest Horned Frogs on campus who were all a part of the 2013 recruiting class. First up, WR Cameron Echols-Luper.

NAME Cameron Echols-Luper
POSITION WR / ATH
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 6'0" / 190 lbs.
HOMETOWN Auburn, Alabama
HIGH SCHOOL Auburn High School
247 Composite Star Ranking Three Stars (***)

"Echols-Luper will immediately remind fans of Jeremy Kerley. He's bigger than Kerley and faster, but the way he moves on the field and the variety of things he can do will have many TCU fans thinking he should change his number to 85. Echols-Luper will see time at receiver and if need be he can even line up at quarterback in the wild-frog; he played quarterback in high school which is another similar trait to Kerley. But most of all, Echols-Luper will have a chance to make plays on special teams, particularly in the punt return game. He is electric with the ball in his hands and will have the student section chanting his name plenty of times in his career."

- Jeremy Clark, HornedFrogBlitz.com

- Cam Luper is one of the more interesting prospects in the 2013 class... A consensus top 50 WR prospect in the 2013 class, Luper has an impressive offer list that includes: Texas A&M, Ole Miss, and North Carolina. He doesn't have great size, but he has been clocked in the 4.41 range.

- Here is the catch: Cameron's dad is Curtis Luper, WR coach at TCU but formerly of Auburn University. Luper has been a major recruiting force in the SEC for years, signing some major names in his career. Late in the 2012 season, word got out that he was open to moving, and considering the problems at Auburn you can't blame the guy. There is a school of thought that Luper's offer list and interest nationally was fueled in part by the desire by many schools to not only land the son, but also the father, although the pair was never shopped together.

- Luper committed to Texas A&M, but after the Aggies secured their 27th WR commit for the 2013 Luper decided to look around. He committed to TCU a few days later... A few days after that, Dad was announced as RB coach at TCU. Ultimately, with the way the hiring process works, it is safe to say Curtis Luper had "Committed" to TCU at least a week before.

- At the end of the day, what did we get: A top 50 WR prospect with outstanding pedigree, and his father who has a record of recruiting star players in the hotly contested south... Not to shabby. I don't think anybody is looking at Luper to make an immediate impact on the field, especially considering the Frogs WR depth, but the elder Luper certainly has made a difference already, both on and off the field, and I suspect the fruits of his labor will continue over the comings months and years.

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