What's up with Dupre?

River Ridge (La.) John Curtis Christian standout Malachi Dupre, the nation's No. 1 wide receiver, talks about LSU camp and more inside. Where will he visit next? What was his reaction to his latest trip to Baton Rouge? Get the answers inside...

Malachi Dupre's stock has steadily increased over time, and he reached the pinnacle recently when the 6-3, 195-pound senior was ranked as the top receiver in the nation.

"It feels great," he said. "It's the best - you can't get any better than that."

After an impressive spring training performance in front of National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons, Dupre vaulted from No. 7 to No. 3 at his position, and then he ascended to the top spot after The Opening.

"I ran a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash at LSU with a 42.5 inch vertical," he said. "The coaches and I have pretty well built our relationship. We talked about early playing time; how I could start as a freshman at the x position.

"The coaches say my impact on LSU's 2014 class would be so huge with me, Speedy (Noil) and Leonard (Fournette). All the people at camp who impressed me - I already knew they were great: Speedy, Trey (Quinn), Tony (Brown) and Cameron (Robinson). Brandon Harris threw the ball well. He trusted me and my skills."

What's next for Dupre?

"I'm traveling to Alabama this weekend, Florida State soon, and maybe UCLA and USC again soon," he said.

John Curtis, the defending national champion, will have to get past squads led by Noil (Edna Karr) and Fournette (St. Augustine) in order to have a chance to repeat.

"Everything is geared toward the ultimate goal of going undefeated," Dupre said. "There's a lot of hype surrounding the season with the big teams on the schedule. We have to make sure we're prepared each week, because honestly we could be physically outmatched in some games."

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