Dupree and Sooners Part Ways?

Dallas, Texas native Alfred Dupree has been adding scholarships at an awesome pace and now holds 28 written in total. Dupree has held an Oklahoma offer for quite some time now, however things have changed recently that will not allow for a match between the player and the program.

Alfred Dupree, a 6-foot-1.5, 210-pound linebacker from Skyline High School in Dallas has been offered by nearly 30 schools at this point and has had the Sooners near the top of his list since day one in the recruiting process. Recently Dupree was made aware that he no longer was in the Sooners plans however, so he will need to move in another direction at this point.

"I talked to the coaching staff at Oklahoma when David King committed to them and they told me that I no longer had a scholarship offer," Dupree said. "I spoke to Coach (Bob) Stoops about it and at first I was very disheartened, but I knew that it was on a first come first serve basis from the beginning, so I understand that they were simply doing what they said they would do."

"Obviously I am disappointed because I would have liked to have Oklahoma as an option, but like I said, I knew the process," Dupree stated. "At this point I will just have to focus on other schools like Oklahoma State who recently offered and the others that stopped by my school recently like LSU, Michigan, Louisville, USC, Florida, Arizona State, Mississippi, Texas, Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Alabama."

Oklahoma had been considered the favorite by many to land Dupree in the end, so where he goes from here is anyone's' guess. He did however speak highly of a few new schools that have shown him interest.

"Michigan was at the school and I have seen them play before, but don't know much about them at this point," Dupree explained. "Oklahoma State offered me recently and I am going to take a visit there soon because people I know who go there are telling me really good things about the school and I like the coaches I have talked to. LSU is another school that I have been talking to, so I will probably visit down there as they play a tough SEC schedule and I like the staff."

Dupree was recently rated a four-star player by Scout.com and says he can bench 220 pounds, squat 500 and that he has a 40-inch vertical jump. Dupree reports a 2.4 core GPA and a 650 on his first stab at the SAT, which he is retaking in April.

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