The Tigers will get a player in Upchurch that can do a lot of things on offense. He's listed as a four-star prospect, the No. 36 wide receiver in the country, and that position will likely be where he starts. But at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds, Upchurch can be much more than just a pass catcher. With his size, Upchurch can fit in the backfield as a bulky H-back that factors in the pass and run game, or he can line up closer to the line of scrimmage as an inside receiver or even a shorter tight end.
Upchurch is a smooth runner with strong hands that's accustomed to out-manning the defender. As most all high school receivers, Upchurch has room to improve in his route-running, but he is truly a physical specimen that should adjust well to the college game. LSU has loved what he brings to the table since they first started recruiting him, and soon he'll learn what kind of impact he'll have on this LSU offense.