Echols-Luper Reopens Recruitment

Auburn, Alabama receiver Cameron Echols-Luper reopened his recruitment Tuesday night and will visit TCU this weekend.

Texas A&M lost their second wide receiver commit of the week on Tuesday night when Auburn, Alabama receiver Cameron Echols-Luper decommitted from the Aggies. On Sunday, Cedar Hill receiver Quincy Adeboyejo decommitted.

The Aggies losses have a chance to be TCU's gain.

With the Aggies sitting close to 40 commitments and a half-dozen of those being receivers, just as Adeboyejo stated on Sunday, Echols-Luper said the numbers had him concerned. In the end, he felt he needed to do what was best for him.

"That had a lot to do with my decision," he said of why he decommitted. "The number of receivers and I didn't want to fall back on the depth chart and get moved to defense. That was basically it. I had to make the best decision for me."

TCU could be in a prime position to land Echols-Luper services. Before making his commitment to A&M back in August, the Frogs were in the playmaker's final two. Apparently the Frogs weren't ready to give up on landing the Texas native. In fact, he'll be making his third visit to the Ft. Worth campus this weekend.

"They didn't let off on me at all, they stayed on me and have been working on me hard," Echols-Luper said. "They say they want me a lot and I can help them get a National Championship ring if that's the school I decide to choose."

Echols-Luper admits that he continued to watch TCU, along with others who showed him interest during the recruiting process just in case something did change with his recruitment.

"I watched every school that showed interest in me just in case if something happened I can fall back on it," he said.

Aside from TCU, Texas Tech is another program showing Echols-Luper interest. He will visit the west Texas program on January 25th and will be met with a few familiar faces; former A&M offensive coordinator and new Red Raider head coach Kliff Kingsbury and former TCU receivers coach Trey Haverty.

Haverty has been in contact with Echols-Luper about the opportunities to play at Tech.

"He told me that I could make a great impact and help the program get to something great," he said of his conversation with Haverty. "Since he played at Tech he knows a lot more about it so he's been given me the scoop about it."

Originally from Ennis and with plenty of family and friends still in the area, Echols-Luper has said throughout the process that he would like to play in the Lone Star state. Is that still a big factor?

"It is, but we'll just have to see on signing day. Mainly, I would love to stay back home in Texas and play," he said.

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