Dupre growing more familiar with LSU

Like most of the other recruits in attendance for LSU's "Boys from the Boot" Junior Day, Malachi Dupre had seen just about everything there was to see. But he still enjoys each visit to Baton Rouge as he grows more and more familiar with the campus and coaches.

Four-star wide receiver Malachi Dupre made the drive to Baton Rouge on Saturday for LSU's "Boys from the Boot" event.

Dupre, who was accompanied by his parents, mostly anticipated a day of fun. He spent time with current LSU players as well as fellow recruits. He also took in the LSU men's basketball game against Florida.

"I enjoyed myself," Dupre said. "It was what I expected and a little more. We got to talk to players and got their perspective. It was a good day on campus."

Like many of his peers, Dupre had already been to LSU's campus numerous times, so he didn't expect much he hadn't seen before. But that didn't prevent him from having a good visit, especially with the opportunity he had to show his parents around.

"My mom and dad hadn't been up there too many times, so I was trying to explain a lot of things to them," Dupre said. "Like who some of the players were and introduce them to the coaching staff."

The coaching staff didn't put the pressure on Dupre to commit. He did get some one-on-one time with Les Miles, and building that relationship can only be a positive thing for LSU down the road.

"I've been there so many times that I've seen pretty much everything there is to offer," Dupre said. "It wasn't so much of a new experience for me, it was getting to spend time with the coaches and players that could potentially be going to LSU too."

Dupre, who also holds offers from UCLA, Ole Miss, Kansas State, among others — has said that he's in no hurry to finalize his recruitment. He's stated he plans to give all the schools on his list a fair chance, but LSU's visit this past weekend certainly left a positive impression on him.

"I was just trying to enjoy myself, so it definitely didn't hurt in terms of my decision," Dupre said. "But it didn't make me question when my time will be to make my decision. I just want to see what the other schools have to offer."

Dupre will make one more trip in the spring when he attends UCLA's Junior Day on Feb. 9.

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