"I have offers from Miami (Ohio) and Richmond," said Dupuy, who recorded 52 tackles and picked off four passes in 2009. "My first offer, which came in late April, was from Miami. They came down here, as did Richmond, during the spring and they're telling me that I can come up there and contribute early on the field.
"I didn't get to talk to the recruiter from Richmond during the spring, but I've talked with him on the phone frequently. That offer arrived three weeks ago. They're telling me that they have three rings over the past three years and that sounds good."
Speaking of rings, Dupuy and the Spartans hope to get sized for some championship jewelry after the upcoming season.
"I believe we can go all the way," he said. "We do have a lot of competition on our schedule, but we believe that this is our year. We've had two semifinal appearances the past two years and we want to go further this year.
"I can't wait for the game against John Curtis in Week Three. That's always been a big rivalry and they're always our hardest competition. We do have Franklinton in our district and they're good too."
In 2009, Salmen only lost three games, a one-point defeat to Curtis and two losses to Franklinton -- the latter game coming in the 4A semifinals. The Spartans undertake a grueling schedule every year and that's allowed Dupuy to face some blue-chip receivers.
"I went up against James Wright (LSU) from Belle Chasse and Armand Williams (LSU) from Slidell," Dupuy said, "and I'll face Alonzo Lewis (LSU commit) from St. James again this season. Also, I'll go up against Chris Briggs from Franklinton.
"I held my own against those guys last year. Most of those teams didn't throw my way. I'm also looking forward to our in-city rivalry game against Slidell. They added the Smith twins (RB Stephon Smith and CB Stephen Smith, transfers from St. Paul's) and that's going to help them out, but it's not going to be enough."
When offenses do throw Dupuy's way, they run the risk of the play turning into a pick-six.
"I returned an interception for a TD last year," he said. "I like man coverage and I like getting all in a receiver's face. I'm aggressive and I'm going to make sure that I get respect. I'm all about hitting someone."
Dupuy is one of a handful of senior Salmen college prospects.
"We have Malcolm Pichon at defensive tackle. Aw, man - he's good. He's a handful for any center, especially on the high school level. They have to be ready for him. T.J. Price, our defensive end, is getting lots of looks from colleges. He's slimmed down from 240 pounds to 210 pounds. He's a big (6-foot-3) pass rusher who is probably a better basketball player than football.
"Daniel Sams (Kansas State commit) is probably our most well-known player. He'll play quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and even safety. He's so versatile. Our other quarterback, Matt Lipham, is getting plenty of looks and we also have an underrated 6-foot-3 wide receiver in Jamal Robinson."