The newfound success of the LSU passing game doesn't just have fans taking notice.
The recruits are too.
Four-star receiver Malachi Dupre was in attendance for each of LSU's last two games, and enjoyed seeing the passing game come alive. Zach Mettenberger threw for 571 yards and three touchdowns in those games against Alabama and Mississippi State.
"You can definitely tell that the passing game is there and they're starting to execute better," Dupre said. "I don't know a receiver that wants to go to a school that runs the ball every down. If a school that I'm interested is throwing the ball, it's definitely going to be a huge plus for me."
Though the atmosphere wasn't quite the same as it was against Alabama, Dupre said he still enjoyed the Mississippi State game.
"It was a good game," he said. "Both teams executed the way they were supposed to. Mississippi State played well most of the game, but LSU started dominating late. Mississippi State passed the ball well, and LSU did also. They kept going to Jarvis [Landry]. It wasn't as hyped as the Alabama game though."
Dupre's top-ranked John Cutis team must hit the road this weekend, traveling to Springhill, La., to face North Webster — a drive of about 350 miles.
"We have to travel a long way," Dupre said. "We just have to go up there and take care of our business. It's going to be a little cooler up there, but it should be a fun trip. I wish we didn't have to travel so far, but that's just the way it works. We have one more week of preparation, so once we get up there, we know what we have to do. We have to get the win, come back home, and prepare for the next week."
That long road trip could prevent Dupre from attending LSU's game Saturday against Ole Miss. Dupre holds 10 offers and said Ole Miss is one of the school's recruiting him hardest.
"I've been waiting for that game all season," Dupre said. "The only reason I might not make it will be because I'm tired. We might get in Saturday morning, and we might end up practicing two hours later. Depending on my schedule Saturday, I'll make the game. But I'll definitely watch it. I want to see how Ole Miss does against LSU. I know Ole Miss throws the ball a lot, so I want to see LSU defend the pass."
Dupre Taking Notice of LSU Passing Game
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