"LSU and Cincinnati offered," said Dupre (6-3, 185), who was able to go up and get the football against a stellar group of DBs in front of the LSU staff. "I talked to Les Miles for two hours in his office. We talked about football for 10 to 15 minutes, and then we talked about all kinds of stuff after that. He talked about playing multiple sports in college (Dupre is also a track and hoops star).
"Coach Miles talked about coaches, and he talked about how much he wants me to go there for college. He said you don't see many receivers out there that have a 41-inch vertical (like Dupre). Every offer I get feels good, but LSU is LSU. "
The Tigers signed TE Dillon Gordon from John Curtis this year.
"I feel happy," said Dupre. "I don't have any favorites yet or a timetable for committing. It's still very early; I want to weigh all my options.
"As soon as I left (LSU)," Duke Riley (teammate and '13 LB) called me. He got offered from Cincinnati - and told me they wanted me to call ASAP. I called their coach and he said, 'Malachi, I've been wanting to talk to you. We're offering you and Duke."
Dupre has been going non-stop.
"I'm tired," he stated. "I'm happy but tired. I just got back from an AAU tournament in Indiana, and now I'm about to leave for another one (basketball) in Los Angeles. I've been running all day and haven't had much time to rest. I didn't get a lot of sleep last night."
Dupre also has offers from Ole Miss, Colorado, Tulane and Southern Miss. He should have a breakout season catching the football this fall, even though Curtis is a run-oriented team. The Patriots' staff plans to stretch defenses vs. formidable out-of-state foes Plant (Tampa, FL) and Eastern Christian (from Maryland) by throwing to Dupre and WR Henry Smith.
Dupre helped Curtis to its 24th state title in football last year, along with the school's initial state crown in hoops (and state championships in both indoor and outdoor track). Dupre is a dominant figure on the field circuit who specializes in jumps.
Photo from May spring practice at Curtis.