Epps was a highly acclaimed receiver at San Francisco City where he was on the 2012 All-America Community College Football Team as chosen by the JC Athletic Bureau and the California Community College Football Coaches Association. Prior to the start of the season, he was on the 2013 JC Gridiron Receivers Watch List. As a sophomore, he finished with a team-best 31 carries for 329 yards and seven TDs as well as 20 receptions for 404 yards and two TDs. He returned punts and kickoffs and wound up with 15 punt returns for 347 yards and six kickoff returns for 208.
He also was a first-team Region I selection as a freshman, a season which was culminated by SFCC winning the regional title with Epps accounting for three TDs – two receiving and one rushing.
Epps, Petrino says, has a lot to offer immediately.
“He is probably as big a recruit as we got,” Petrino said. “He’s a great returner – great lateral movement, can stop on a dime, change direction. Anytime you can get big yards with your kickoff and punt returns, that really helps everything else.
“He can be a really good receiver for us, too,” Petrino said. “He has great speed and big-play ability.”