The Hilltopper passing game just got a significant boost as it appears Mike Sanford Jr. has landed grad transfer Cam Echols-Luper. The son of current TCU assistant coach Curtis Luper has had quite the tumultuous college career. Echols-Luper left TCU after the 2014 season where the former three-star prospect was an explosive punt returner.
Echols would land at Arkansas State to play under Blake Anderson after sitting out the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules. In 2016, the Auburn High School grad recorded 26 receptions for 407 yards and one TD. Echols-Luper was disappointing as a punt return, but did punt four times for 34.8 yard average for the Red Wolves last fall.
However, Echols-Luper was arrested and cited in March for a misdemeanor drug possession and suspended indefinitely from the program. Per the police, at the time of the arrest, Echols-Luper had active warrants. Anderson released a statement right after the arrest was made public:
WKU only returns two players who recorded more than 20 catches last season. Echols-Luper should get plenty of chances for playing time and receptions on the preseason favorite to win the C-USA. Echols-Luper will be eligible immediately after receiving a degree from Arkansas State.