Dupree Wants More Information on ND

Notre Dame will need to add additional linebackers to it's roster since it will be moving to a ‘3-4' defense next season. There are plenty of talented outside linebackers in the 2008 recruiting class, and Alfred Dupree from Skyline High School (Dallas, Texas) might be ideal for the position.

Notre Dame has been working hard to get the attention of the top prospects for the coming recruiting class. Alfred Dupree (6-foot-3, 215 pounds) is one player they are looking at and he'd like to take a closer look at the Notre Dame program.

"They've been sending me stuff in the mail since sometime in October," Dupree responded when asked if Notre Dame had been in contact with him. "I was invited to their junior day that's coming up, but I'm not going to be able to make.

"I wouldn't mind taking a visit up there. The school has a lot of history and I like Charlie Weis. I think they're a really good program, but I'd like to go on a visit to learn more about the school and the team, because I really don't know much about them. I really haven't sat down and watched their defense and how they run their system."

Dupree has watched Oklahoma and he likes the system they play in Norman (Okla.)

"I like a lot of schools," Dupree said. "If there was one school out there that I really liked, it would be Oklahoma. I like Oklahoma's defense. They don't play gap control defense and if I went up there and played defensive end I'd be able to make a lot of plays.

"I also like Minnesota a lot. I like the coaches. They're real down to earth. The past couple weeks they've been texting me and then I'll give them a call.

"All of the Big XII schools are recruiting me," Dupree explained. "Minnesota, Alabama, LSU, Florida State, UConn, North Carolina are too. My coach has said that Minnesota, Kansas State, Oklahoma, and Alabama are suppose to offer me, but I don't pay much attention until I have it in writing.

"Most of the schools are recruiting me at linebacker or defensive end. Oklahoma is saying either or, whichever position I can be more productive at. Minnesota is talking about linebacker and Kansas State runs a ‘3-4', so they're talking about putting me at outside linebacker.

"I like defensive end better, because I like to get after the quarterback," Dupree said. "I just like to run and get after it."

Dupree reported a 2.5 core g.p.a.


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