The good news continues to roll in for LSU on the 2014 recruiting trail as the Tigers locked up commitment No. 7 on Friday afternoon.
Tony Upchurch gives LSU seven commitments for the 2014 class
Pearland standout wide receiver Tony Upchurch made an unofficial visit to campus on Friday with his family, and while he entered with high interest in the Tigers, he left campus with a new outlook on his recruitment process.
"Things are over for me now," Upchurch said. "I am committed to LSU."
Upchurch, a 6-foot-2 and 200 pound wide receiver, said he gave LSU coach Les Miles the good news at the end of practice.
"Right when the practice ended, me and my family went up to Coach Miles and he started asking us how everything went," Upchurch said. "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.
"We all felt comfortable. Coach Miles was really pumped up. He was excited and said that I am officially a Tiger."
Upchurch said the sentiment was the same with wide receivers coach Adam Henry.
"Coach Henry was telling me how good it feels for me to be a part of it all," Upchurch said. "They feel like this class is going to be special, and he's happy I will be a part of it."
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 decision.
"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."
Upchurch is LSU's first wide receiver commitment in the 2014 class.