The Port Arthur Memorial standout just finished up an outstanding performance at the Texas Southern University Relays, finishing first in the 200-meter run and helping his team to a victory in the 4x100 relay.
The six-foot, 188-pound senior ran an impressive 21.34 in the 200 and helped his team to a 41.28 in the relay. Dauphine ran a nation-leading 20.76 200m at the 5A state meet last year, but poor weather conditions held him back at the TSU meet on Saturday.
"I could have run better, but it was raining."
The Memorial team is trying to get to state in all relays, while Dauphine will also run again in the 200. Their primary goal is winning the whole meet.
The four-star running back, who will head to Lubbock on June 4, is pumped about joining the Red Raiders.
"It's a great feeling to sign with a college and go to a school I've always wanted to go to. It's gonna be great, I just can't wait."
The coaching staff has not discussed a redshirt with the signee yet. Dauphine will bring a complementary skillset to the running back corps which might make it hard to keep him on the sideline - Tech doesn't have a big, physical back who can run through tackles and run over defenders.
Tech fans may recall the tumultuous recruitment of Dauphine, who took multiple visits after his early commitment to Texas Tech and received a flurry of late offers from big-time SEC schools. But the highly sought-after prospect never seriously considered another school.
Winning the state track meet is priority number one for Dauphine right now, but the blue-chip running back is determined to make a difference at Tech when he arrives.
"I was always a Red Raider from the time that I committed."
"I've just got to go up there and do my job. I've got to get the job done."