TCU visit exceeds Echols-Luper's expectations

Auburn, Alabama athlete Cameron Echols-Luper was regarded as the top receiver at TCU's mini-camp.

TCU'S Friday mini-camp that featured a linemen session in the morning and a skill player session in the afternoon was filled with perhaps the most explosive list of playmakers ever hosted by the TCU coaches.

While the list was long with playmakers from the 2013, 2014 and even 2015 classes, one prospect was the focus of not only the TCU coaches, but the many observers in attendance as well; Auburn, Alabama receiver Cameron Echols-Luper.

The 6-foot, 185-pounder made his way to Texas on Thursday afternoon to first participate at a Texas A&M Satellite camp in Desoto. On Friday morning, he arrived to TCU and was impressed more than he expected with everything he saw.

"It was unbelievable, the campus and facilities are unbelievable and the construction is going to be outstanding. I took a quick little tour and I saw everything and it was beautiful, it was amazing. Everything they have to offer reminded just like home," he said. "The way they're shaping up the locker room is going to be outstanding, it's really beautiful."

Echols-Luper says the visit to TCU definitely exceeded his expectations.

"It went from a five to a nine, I didn't think everything was going to be like this coming down here and seeing how beautiful everything is," he said.

When it came time to showcase his skills in the afternoon camp, Echols-Luper put on a show. In fact, even with the nation's #7 rated receiver in the nation in attendance, Robbie Rhodes, it was Echols-Luper who generated the most buzz during the two-hour camp.

"That's where my heart is, that's where I feel the most comfortable," Echols-Luper said. "They told me whatever I wanted to do go ahead but I felt most comfortable at receiver. Toward the end I went two plays at corner to show my versatility."

While he didn't make a commitment while in town, TCU appears to have made enough of an impression to make a return trip to the campus.

"Of course," he answered when asked if he would visit TCU again. "I know we have a couple of Thursday games and I'm going to come back down here on a Friday morning and spend the weekend with them, I just don't know which one I'm going to do yet. But, I know I'm going to come back."

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