The 5-11, 180-pounder helped his Auburn High team reach the finals of the passing camp and said that it was a good experience getting a large amount of action in a two-day period in a tournament featuring 18 high school teams.
"A camp like that one helps you work on your arm strength and your accuracy, everything a quarterback wants," Luper said. "You can do that without a defensive line rushing you so you can concentrate on your passing skills."
Luper and rising senior Cody Core made a difficult to defend combination at the camp as Luper constantly connected with his big receiver. "He's ‘Uno Ocho," jokes the quarterback of his teammate who wears number 18. "If you really want to compare him to another receiver, I would say he is like A.J. Green," Luper added.
Auburn High has developed into one of the top Class 6A teams in the state since Coach Tim Carter took over the program and the Tigers are expected to be strong this fall.
"We are looking great and we are working all of the time," Luper said. "The offensive line is looking unbelievable. That is going to push me and all of us."
Luper's workout schedule will soon be changing. "I am going to have about a month setback because of knee surgery, but before that I am going to try to go to all of the camps I can," he said. "I am going to have my knee scoped. I am going to have that done sometime next week."
Having his legs fully healthy is a big deal for Luper. He can attack defenses with his speed and elusiveness as well with his right arm. He was a standout this spring in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100 and the long jump at the 6A state track and field championships to wrap up his sophomore athletic season.
Luper said it won't be long before he is back on the practice field with his teammates trying to help his team reach the state championship game in December. "We will be in that thing," the quarterback vowed.