A high school and junior college teammate of Louisville prospect Woodny Turenne, Dufrene, from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., signed with Vanderbilt out of high school after backing out of a verbal commitment with Minnesota. Iowa State and Kansas State also offered scholarships.
Dufrene, an All-Conference selections this season, rushed for 750 yards and nine touchdowns. He currently holds offers from UCLA and Illinois and will make an official visit to Champaign this weekend.
Dufrene will graduate this month and will sign with his school of choice Dec. 19. That means time is of the essence for the speedy back. Louisville just entered the mix in the last week or so and the Cardinals might have him in for an official visit along with Turenne Dec. 15. "I'll make my decision in the next two weeks," he said.
"I'll find out whether or not I'm going to visit Louisville sometime this week I think," Dufrene said. "One of their offensive coaches called me last week and they just started recruiting me. I don't know a lot about Louisville but they might be an option. I've seen a couple of their games on television and I like their offense."
Dufrene has recently made unofficial visits to both UCLA and USC. He was a first team All-Broward County selection as a senior, rushing for 1,200 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
"I'm looking for a team that spreads the ball around and also runs it," Dufrene said. "My strengths are being patient and reading my blocking."