After watching John Curtis practice for close to three hours, both Dupre and Young showed they will be among the best in the state of Louisiana in 2014.
Dupre is a 6-foot-3, 175 pound wide receiver and he could be among the best, not only in Louisiana, not only in the southeast, but in the country.
He is on the thin side and he looks a little wiry running down the field in his pads, but he glides across the football field, he is very fluid, he has great length, he has very sticky hands, and he can go up and snatch that jump ball.
Dupre will need to add weight, work on getting off the line against those bigger and physical corners on the next level, but he has all the tools you look for in an elite receiver.
It is easy to say he has the talent to be in the Scout300, but he will push for top 100 status as we begin to rank this class.
Young is a 6-foot-2, 225 pound linebacker and he is ready to break out this fall. Unlike Dupre, Young does not have all the early offers early in his junior season.
He went down late last season during the playoffs with a dislocated ankle and a broken fibula, so he is just now getting back on the field, and he plans to show coaches from schools coast to coast what he can do.
After watching him go through a very intense practice, Young showed a lot of energy, intensity, and football toughness. He showed no effects of the injury that happened around 10 months ago.
He likes to get downhill, he has a good first step, he is a strong tackler, and he showed the ability to move in space.
He can still work on his drops, playing through traffic in the middle of the field, and making sure he does not over-pursue the football.
The schools showing the most interest in Young early in his junior season are Alabama, Colorado, LSU, and Michigan. He looks like a top 10 prospect in his home state at this time and the state of Louisiana is very strong in 2014.