The Opening: Malachi Dupre Update

BEAVERTON, Oregon - Five-star wide receiver Malachi Dupre names favorites in Oregon at The Opening. Find out who is highest on his list right here...

Malachi Dupre made some five-star plays at The Opening on Tuesday and he also named a group of leaders in recruiting when talking to Scout.

Five schools currently stand out to Dupre, but a sixth is still lurking.'s complete coverage of The Opening 2013 presented by NIKE
"LSU, Florida State, UCLA, Auburn, and Arkansas are my top schools. I am not saying that is my final five exactly, but it is my top five schools," Dupre said. "Notre Dame is a school I am probably going to take an official visit too, so they are in it too. I just have to see if I take a visit there or not."

Like most from Louisiana, this 6-foot-3, 186 pound playmaker grew up cheering for the Tigers.

"LSU was my favorite school when I was a kid growing up and my interest level is high in them. I am not going to be narrow-minded and just go there for that reason though.

"They have a winning program, they have great coaches, and they have a lot like the other schools in my top group. The only difference between LSU and the other schools is, they are a little closer to home. I am not too worried about that though."

A school that is nowhere near home is UCLA. Even though the Bruins play in L.A., they have made a strong push for the No. 3 wide receiver in the country.

"I love the weather, I love the area, I would love playing on that big stage in that area, and I like the coaches there a lot. They have been recruiting me hard and I like the Westwood college town there."

Dupre is not going to rush into a decision. He has taken his time forming a list of top schools and he plans to take his time again while deciding which school is best for him.

"It is going to be at the Under Armour All-America game or between that and signing day," he said when asked when he could make his decision. "I am definitely going to take my five official visits first. When I get done with those and feel ready, I will make my decision."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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