Texas Christian wide receiver and return specialist Cameron Echols-Luper will leave the program and transfer to Arkansas State to play quarterback. Newy Scruggs, a television and radio personality in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, reported the story on Twitter.
— Newy Scruggs (@newyscruggs) August 22, 2015
In two years with the program, Echols-Luper has returned 47 punts for 536 yards and also has 13 receptions for 93 yards. In his days at Alabama’s Auburn High School, Arkansas State also made him an offer before he opted to head to TCU.
Echols-Luper was recruited as an athlete and now, it’s looking like he will head to Jonesboro to be the starting man under center. And what a decision it could end up being.
The Red Wolves went 7-6 (5-3 Sun Belt) in their first year under coach Blake Anderson, and last won a conference title under current Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin in 2013, also with a 7-5 record. The team also won a Sun Belt title when it went 9-3 (7-1 Sun Belt) under Gus Malzahn in 2012.
Echols-Luper is not the biggest of players at just six feet tall, 190 pounds, but his skill set should fit in well at Arkansas State once he suits up in 2016. At that point, he could become a potentially eye-opening player and bring some more attention to the Sun Belt.
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