"Ever since I de-committed from Texas A&M, I felt like TCU could be home for the next 4 or 5 years" said Echols Luper. "My visit down there went great and there were some other recruits down there and I had a great time with them."
"I especially had a great time with my host" he said. "I mainly just got along with a lot of the players and coaches down there and talking it over with my dad, I just felt like TCU was my home.
Echols-Luper was a hot commodity after he de-committed from Texas A&M. Both the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Red Raiders were hoping to get visits from the talented athlete. As Echols-Luper puts it, neither of those visits will be happening now.
"I'm 100% solid and I won't be taking any more visits" he said. "Cam White was my host and we hit it off; we had fun."
"We just got along great and our personalities are the same and we act just alike so I had a great time with him" said Echols-Luper. "I just really felt like I fit in down there."
While Echols-Luper played quarterback at Auburn High School, he says that the TCU coaches have told him he'll play receiver. But he'll also play another position from time to time.
"They told me receiver" he said. "They also said I could play wildcat QB some too."
While Echols-Luper maintains that the chance to play wildcat QB had no effect on his decision, he says another factor played in heavily.
"Really the main thing is, I already know the offense" he said. "We kind of ran the same offense at my high school so it was easy to pick up on when I watched film with Coach Burns."
"I can come in and compete for playing time next year and that's what I wanted to hear."
While it sounds like TCU was the perfect match for Echols-Luper, he knows that it won't be handed to him. He told me that he knew he had to work for it and that's what he liked about it. While he knows it won't be easy, he still has big goals for his freshman year.
"I want to be named Freshman All-American of course, help get us back to a BCS game" said Echols-Luper. "I want to win the Big 12 championship and really just championships all around the board."
"Really, it's just a great program and a great group of guys" he said. "All I can say is we're going to do what we've got to do to put W's on the board."
It's clear that Echols-Luper doesn't lack confidence but the best part about his commitment may be his mindset coming in. The playmaking athlete says TCU fans can expect only his best all the time.
"TCU fans won't ever see a young man come in and work as hard as I will to help our team win every Saturday."