Malachi Dupre is a part of a loaded recruiting crop coming out of the state of Louisiana. The state has the talent in this class that rivals and may be even better than the recruits coming out of Florida, Texas and even California. Dupre will be a red zone target because he is tall, stands at 6-foot-3, and has the frame to be able to add weight and muscle while still being able to maintain his speed. Whoever gets this kid will be happy to have him in their offense.
Dupre attends John Curtis Christian High School in River Ridge, La., which is just outside of New Orleans. The Curtis Patriots are among the top high school football teams in the nation and are loaded with talented players who are planning on playing some sort of college football. Dupre is the clear-cut top recruit on the team, but they feature fellow ESPN 300 safety Mattrel McGraw and Rivals’ top-200 linebacker Kenny Young, as well as many other players likely headed to non-BCS schools and FCS schools. The Patriots are coming off a Louisiana Class 2A State Championship season in which they went 14-0 and compiled a ridiculous point differential of 617 points. That’s an average margin of victory of 44.1 points!
Dupre is expected to attend home-state LSU, but UCLA is pushing hard to also gain Dupre’s services and will likely point to LSU’s recent lack of a consistent passing game to try and pry him away from the Tigers. Schools such as Alabama, Clemson and Florida State are also in the mix, but it seems as though it has come down to LSU and UCLA.
It will be exciting to see what happens to the Patriots and Dupre this season.