Discussion in 'LSU RECRUITING' started by LSUDad, Mar 16, 2013.
Another Tx player...........
Found this searching for info on him. Pretty sure this is the same guy. If so looks like a pretty sharp kid, I guarantee you she said yes.
This is great to hear
"Things are over for me now," Upchurch
said. "I am committed to LSU."
"Right when the practice ended, me and my
family went up to Coach Miles and...
"We told him there was no
other place I wanted to be but LSU, and I
went ahead and committed to him right there
on the field.
Upchurch has never shied away from naming
LSU his lead team, and said Friday's visit
only reaffirmed his stance with the Tigers.
"Seeing it all in person again really let me
know that now was my time," Upchurch
said. "They broke it all down to me, and that
really boosted me to go ahead and make a
"My mom is really happy for me, and so is
my dad. I came down with them and my
sister and my mentor, and everyone felt like I
was making a good decision."
from a Houston Chronicle article on him back in September 10, 2012 at the beginning of his junior season:
In Friday night's season opener, Upchurch...
caught five passes for 66 yards and rushed
five times for 53 yards
thought of himself as a basketball
player, which is why he skipped football his
He made the varsity basketball team that
But once friends and coaches got into his
ear about football, he became a two-sport
Upchurch didn't know
what to expect when he stepped onto the
field last September.
Then a sophomore, Upchurch was a backup
wide receiver learning the offense after
skipping football as a freshman.
But it didn't take long for him to make an
One play to be exact.
Upchurch raced past the secondary and
caught a 72-yard touchdown pass in the first
quarter of Dawson's victory over district rival
Friendswood. It was the first play of his
That is all it took for the Dawson coaching
staff to realize the Eagles had something
"We've been throwing to him ever since,"
coach Eric Wells said.
Upchurch turned into one of the Houston
area's top talents last year as Dawson won
the Region III-4A, Division II championship.
He caught 40 passes for 789 yards and
seven TDs in 10 games.
"I fell in love with it (football), and look where I am
now," he said.
He said Texas and Texas A&M told him they
would offer him a scholarship. LSU has.
Upchurch is elusive, fast
Perhaps most importantly for the Eagles,
Upchurch is theirs.
He has a full season of experience, and he's
ready to lead the area's No. 1-ranked Class
4A team deeper than it got last season - the
In basketball, he was recently named District MVP (Class 4A)
Basketball: Dawson’s Tony Upchurch named 24-4A MVP
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Dawson’s Tony Upchurch was named the most valuable player
The opening to a Dec 5 2012 premium article by ESPN insider:
2014 WR Tony Upchurch a playmaker
HOUSTON -- Pearland (Texas) Dawson
receiver Tony Upchurch enjoyed a productive
2012 season. And he has some top
programs, such as LSU, Texas A&M a...
Any chance he plays b ball too? I have heard nothing about this guy but, as always, I hope he doesn't suck.
from a Texas Longhorn site:
Recruiting Quick Hit;
Pearland Dawson WR Tony Upchurch
July 17th, 2012
Pearland Dawson WR Tony Upchurch has
garnered the attention of the Texas coaching
staff after hauling in 42 receptions for 792
yards in just his Sophomore year. These
numbers, along with his measurables (6'2,
210, 4.5) should put him in the top 50 of the
2014 recruiting class. Upchurch is also
getting looks from Texas A&M and LSU and
says LSU and Texas would be his top two
choices right now.
Upchurch was one of 13 selected to the U16 roster for the 2012 season (March to July) of the Houston Hoops, an elite basketball team that competes nationally (Upchurch's team played in Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Virginia, South Carolina, etc)
They had him listed as a 6'2 G...only five on the roster were taller than him