Texas A&M Aggies: Cameron Echols-Luper

Speedster ATH Echols-Luper in new race 

January, 9, 2013
Three-star athlete Cameron Echols-Luper (Auburn, Ala./Auburn) might play football in the Yellowhammer State, but he is a Texas kid at heart. Luper was born in Ennis, Texas, and he’s said on several occasions that if an opportunity came to play college football in the Lone Star State, he would. But now he's doing some additional looking around.

A&M commits excited for Heisman winner 

December, 10, 2012
The words came from the Twitter account of Rockwall (Texas) Heath defensive end and Texas A&M commitment Jay Arnold, but they could have described the sentiment of a number of the Aggies' current commits.

After the Heisman Trophy result was announced and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman in history to win the award and the first Aggie since John David Crow in 1957, Arnold tweeted "IM GOING TO PLAY FOOTBALL WITH A HEISMAN WINNER! HELL YEAH!"

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AP Photo/Henny Ray AbramsTexas A&M's Johnny Manziel is the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy.
There's no doubt that in addition to A&M coaches, players and fans, recruits are excited about Manziel's Heisman victory. The commitments in the 2013 class are excited to join Manziel next season.

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Focus on '14: Receivers/tight ends 

November, 6, 2012
GigEmNation is taking a weekly position-by-position look at the 2014 recruiting class as it relates to Texas A&M, whom the Aggies are targeting, as well as 2013 commits and who on the roster will graduate. Today, we look at receivers and tight ends.

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Max Olson/ESPN.comESPN Watch List receiver K.D. Cannon is one of the most sought-after players in Texas.
2013 commits: Derrick Griffin, Rosenberg (Texas) Terry; Quincy Adeboyejo, Cedar Hill (Texas) High School; Kyrion Parker, Manvel (Texas) High School; Jeremy Tabuyo, Honolulu St. Louis School. Two athlete commits -- LaQuvionte Gonzalez of Cedar Hill and Cameron Echols-Luper of Auburn (Ala.) High School -- are also possible receivers

Receivers and tight ends who will graduate: Brandal Jackson, Michael Lamothe, Kenric McNeal, Uzoma Nwachukwu, Ryan Swope

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Echols-Luper excited to see Aggies live 

October, 25, 2012
Auburn (Ala.) High School athlete Cameron Echols-Luper already had his chance to travel to College Station, Texas, to see his future team, Texas A&M play. Echols-Luper made his official visit the weekend of Sept. 8 when the Aggies hosted Florida.

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Greg Ostendorf/ESPN.comCameron Echols-Luper will get a chance to see the Aggies again Saturday when they play at Auburn.
Now, the Aggies are coming to Echols-Luper's neck of the woods to play Auburn University, and he couldn't be more excited to see them in person again.

"I'm extremely excited," Echols-Luper said. "Of course I'll be there. That's not even a question. I'll be there cheering my guys on."

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Notes: 20 TAMU commits attend opener 

September, 10, 2012
Not everyone that Texas A&M was counting on to be at Kyle Field showed up on Saturday, but the Aggies still had a busy weekend when it came to hosting recruits.

Of the 28 commitments in the Aggies' 2013 class, 20 were present for the Florida game. Also present were several Texas A&M 2014 targets, including La Porte (Texas) linebacker Hoza Scott, who called the game day atmosphere at Kyle Field "amazing."

One of the commitments, Auburn (Ala.) High School athlete Cameron Echols-Luper, made his official visit over the weekend. Echols-Luper, who was hosted by Aggies freshman quarterback Matt Davis, was blown away.

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Cameron Echols-Luper set to visit A&M 

September, 7, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Cameron Echols-Luper is what you would call versatile. He’s a dual-threat quarterback at Auburn (Ala.) High School who also serves as the team’s punter. He has even taken turns returning punts during warmups this year.

“My freshman year I was returning punts,” Echols-Luper said. “That what I started at. With me punting, that gives us a threat back there just in case. The versatility is what God blessed me with. It’s going to help me a lot.”

The three-star athlete, who committed to Texas A&M last month, expects to play wide receiver when he gets to College Station.

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Visitors for Texas A&M-Florida 

September, 4, 2012
Plenty of eyes from around the country will be on College Station, Texas on Saturday afternoon as Texas A&M begins its first Southeastern Conference campaign against Florida.

Not only is the game of interest to college football fans, it's also going to be a hot spot for recruits who will be visiting Kyle Field and taking in the game.

Here's a list of recruits that are expected to be in attendance for the game on Saturday. As the week goes on and we confirm more visitors, we'll update the list. So far, here's who has been confirmed by RecruitingNation:

  • 2013 WR Quincy Adeboyejo, Cedar Hill (Texas): No. 77 WR; Texas A&M commit
  • 2013 OG Joas Aguilar, North Richland Hills (Texas) Birdville: No. 106 in ESPN 150; Texas A&M commit

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Echols-Luper adds speed, athleticism 

August, 21, 2012
Texas A&M added to its already large and loaded 2013 recruiting class on Tuesday by landing a commitment from athlete Cameron Echols-Luper (Auburn, Ala./Auburn).

At Auburn, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Echols-Luper is the starting quarterback and has led the Tigers to a 16-4 record and accounted for nearly 5,000 yards of total offense in the last two seasons according to head coach Tim Carter, but in College Station, Echols-Luper will likely play receiver.

With a 40-yard dash time in the 4.4-second range, Echols-Luper should fit in well in the Aggies' Air Raid-style offense. The scheme is designed to get the ball to playmakers in space and thrives on having speedy skill position players, like head coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury had at Houston.

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Cameron Echols-Luper commits to A&M

August, 21, 2012
Cameron Echols-Luper is heading back to his home state to play college football.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pound athlete from Auburn (Ala.) Auburn High will head to the Lone Star State next year after announcing on Tuesday that he has committed to Texas A&M.

Echols-Luper, who is ranked as the 27th-best prospect in Alabama and 108th among athletes nationally, chose the Aggies over his other finalists, TCU and Auburn, where his stepfather Curtis Luper is an assistant coach.

In July, Echols-Luper took an unofficial visit to Texas A&M and came away impressed.

"The campus -- it’s absolutely beautiful," Echols-Luper said. "The stadium was amazing. I also want to run track and college so I toured the indoor facility, which was absolutely phenomenal."

In addition to Texas A&M and TCU, Echols-Luper had offers from Arkansas State, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Memphis, Mississippi, North Carolina, Southern Mississippi, Toledo, UTEP and Vanderbilt.

Recruited by receivers coach David Beaty, Echols-Luper likely fits into the A&M offense as a receiver. Having studied what the Air Raid-style offense achieved in Houston under new Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, Echols-Luper finds the prospect of playing in it as appealing.

"The coaches there, they're great," Echols-Luper said. "I've dealt with coach Beaty and coach Kingsbury. Their offense and how they ran at Houston will also fit me as well. The talk I had coach Sumlin was him basically just telling me his point of view of how he's going to run his program and how he's going to get it done. And also his point of view of how I can help the program."

And since Echols-Luper wants to run track, the fact that Texas A&M is a national power in the sport under coach Pat Henry certainly helped the appeal of the school to him.

"Having national championships and having an indoor facility right there, it basically tells you that they're going to get it done," Echols-Luper said. "They're going to have people that can run, people that can jump, people that can run fast, they're going to have people that can do it no matter what."

Formerly of Ennis, Texas, Echols-Luper still has family in both Ennis and Dallas. Going back to his home state to play college football is something he'll take pride in.

"I'm Texas made," he said.

Decision looms for Cameron Echols-Luper 

August, 20, 2012
No matter where he goes, Auburn (Ala.) High School athlete Cameron Echols-Luper will feel pretty comfortable.

Of his three finalists, one is in his backyard (Auburn) while the other two (TCU and Texas A&M) are from the state he once called home and still loves. Either way, it's a win-win for the 5-foot-10, 180-pound three-star recruit, who will announce his commitment to one of those three schools Tuesday morning at Auburn High School.

He has managed the recruiting process well but it also pleased to see it wind down.

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