Signing Day Capsule: Malachi Dupre

LSU has received a National Letter of Intent from WR Malachi Dupre, The five-star prospect is officially a Tiger.

LSU suffered plenty of disappointment when it came to Louisiana's five-star prospects, but Malachi Dupre wasn't one of them. The Tigers fended off late presses from schools like Florida State, Alabama and UCLA and secured a commitment from the nation's No. 2 wide receiver on National Signing Day.

That decision was years in the making as LSU had been recruiting Dupre since after his sophomore year of high school. In that time, Dupre made dozens of visits to LSU's campus and developed a strong relationship with the coaches, current and former players and fellow recruits. LSU called on that connection and sold Dupre on being exactly what the Tigers' offense needs.

Dupre is exactly what you look for in a wide receiver. He's got speed, length, body control, physicality, strong hands and just about every other trait you could want. Playing in John Curtis' run-heavy offense, Dupre didn't put up the video game numbers that most elite high school recruits produce, but the fact that Dupre finished as one of the nation's top prospects is a testament to his physical ability.

He will come to LSU with expectations of playing time as a freshman, and he will certainly have an impact in 2014. The Tigers need receivers to step up for the departed Jarvis Landry, Odell Beckham and Kadron Boone, and competition will be wide open for Dupre to make his mark. Look for him to see the field often as a freshman and possibly even crack the starting lineup before the year's over.


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