Recruiting: Dupy Expecting KU Offer

A familiar voice said, "I'm on my way back from Kansas and an unofficial visit and I thought you would like to know how it went." Defensive tackle Trent Dupy of Enid, Okla., and also now a Division I center prospect with an offer from Tulsa, was calling Friday afternoon. Dupy has been great about keeping us informed on his recruitment.

The 6-3, 280-pounder has made a number of camps and unofficial visits this summer, ranging from Tulsa to Iowa State and now Kansas. He has also been to camps at both Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

With local in-state prospects like Norman North running back Beau Blankenship committing to Iowa State and Tulsa East Central defensive back and track star David Gordon giving a pledge to Arkansas it is a time that is crucial in recruiting for the athletes considering an early commitment before high school practice starts on August 12.

Dupy liked what he saw and heard at KU. "I had a great visit and spent most of my time with the defensive line coach, Coach Clements," said Trent Dupy.

"He showed me some film and how they would use me at Kansas. The new facilities are excellent. I also met the rest of the coaches on the defensive staff like Coach Bowen (defensive coordinator) and I had a chance to talk with Coach (Mark) Mangino.

"It was a great visit and Coach Clements told me to look for an (written scholarship) offer in the mail next week," Dupy continued.

Dupy, who had 78 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and four sacks last season, is still looking at the other schools that have offered in Tulsa and Iowa State.

"I keep in touch with all those schools," he answered. "I talked last week with Coach (Tim) Beckman at Oklahoma State and he told me they were still looking at me and they were interested. I also just sent another tape down to OU because they requested to see another game film."

Dupy will play both ways for the Enid Plainsmen this season and no doubt will be looking to impress early in his senior campaign to see what other offers he can bring home before making a decision where he will go when he leaves home next summer.

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