Dupuy Looking for More Offers

Salmen and CB Chrishawn Dupuy reached the Class 4A semifinals last year and there's only one goal for the Spartans in 2010: a state championship. With Dupuy racking up the return yardage on special teams, as well as locking up the opposition's best receiver, the future is bright for Salmen. Read further to get the details on Dupuy, who has two scholarship offers and is looking for more.

Salmen cornerback Chrishawn Dupuy has two scholarship offers, but he's hoping to receive more, and he'd like to hear from some in-state schools.

"I still have the two offers from Miami of Ohio and Richmond," said the 5-foot-9, 177-pounder, who picked off four passes and collected 52 tackles for the Spartans in 2009. "I'm taking an official visit to Miami on September 18th, but I'm also hoping to hear from some in-state schools such as Tulane and Louisiana Tech.

"I would prefer not to go too far away from home. I have a close relationship with my family, and that makes it difficult for me to consider spending the next four or five years several hundred miles away from them."

What type of interest has Dupuy, the leading DB for one of Class 4A's top programs, received from Tulane and Tech?

"I've talked to Tulane often," he said. "They're looking good with their recruiting class, with players such as Renaldo Thomas and Robert Kelley. I played park ball with Thomas when I was growing up. I've been checking it out, and I don't think Tulane has any cornerbacks committed yet.

"Louisiana Tech was in contact pretty often during the early summer, but I haven't heard much from them since then. I had a really good camp at their satellite New Orleans camp - their coaches kept saying how good I was doing in the drills. They did tell me that I'm undersized, and that they're looking more for corners that are 6-foot-0 and 6-foot-1."

Dupuy and his teammates are headed in the right direction this season after spanking 5A Destrehan in a scrimmage late last week.

"We dominated from the start," said Dupuy of the 49-0 rout. "We had a really good game and there wasn't any competition. With Malcolm Pichon getting pressure up the middle from his DT spot, they couldn't throw deep. I forced a fumble and made several tackles. We also did special teams and I returned three punts for about 100 yards.

"Malcolm had a big play where he read a screen, picked it off, and returned the ball down to their one-yard line. I felt comfortable returning kicks. I used to be nervous, but now it comes natural. I couldn't wait to get the ball in my hands."

Salmen has Pearl River in the jamboree this week, followed by city rivalry games vs. Northshore and Slidell. The next week, the Spartans attempt to avenge last year's one-point loss to John Curtis Christian. In that game, Dupuy will try to slow down Curtis WR Josh Hanberry, who is one of the fastest players in the state.

"They're going to try and get him the ball," said Dupuy, "on some quick, short routes. They want to get the ball in his hands. He's a good athlete."

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