Last week, reports surfaced that LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre will enter the NFL Draft, but on Tuesday, the John Curtis product denied that report calling it "untrue."
"I didn't know where it came from because I didn't say that or tell anyone that it was true. I didn't tell anyone I was entering the draft," the former Scout five-star said. "I said I hadn't made my decision yet. Just when it came out, I was surprised because I didn't know where it came from and I didn't have a voice in that and I couldn't get out there and say what I wanted to say. It's not true. I'm undecided and that report was untrue."
Dupre is taking the simple approach of day-by-day as his team prepares for Louisville.
"I take it day-by-day. We've still got a bowl game against Louisville. I'll worry about my future after that," the 6-4, 195-pound receiver said. "Each and everyday, I go out there and practice hard. Just worry about this team and the one goal we still have let."
At practice on Monday, Dupre broke the team down, which resulted in his teammates chanting, "One more year," to the junior so the New Orleans native knows, the pressure is on, but he has the support of his teammates whatever he decides.
"It's just difficult to avoid because that's all I hear everywhere I go. Whether it's inside of here with teammates or coaches — I appreciate it — but at the end of the day, I just want to play football right now," Dupre said. "That's what's important to me. Everybody was telling me one more year. I glad I got that support. I gotta do what's best for me."
Dupre is the team's leading receiver with 454 yards on 34 catches with three going for scores. The deadline for juniors to declare for the NFL Draft is January 18.