Malachi Dupre's Lost Count

When college coaches envision that tall receiver with speed going up to catch a touchdown in a big game, most look like Malachi Dupre. He has the looks, he has the skills, and he has the offers...

Arizona State, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas A&M, and UCF have all offered Malachi Dupre a scholarship over the past week and he had well over a dozen before those came in.

Dupre is not getting caught up in all the recruiting love even though he has lost count on the amount of offers he has.

"I really do not know how many schools have offered me now. I used to keep up with them one by one, but now, it is hard. I don't even think I know about all of my offers either. My coach has talked to some schools that I have not talked to yet. I know I am supposed to talk to Georgia and Notre Dame soon, but I don't count them as offers yet," Dupre told Scout.

"I am not really worrying about the offers. I appreciate it each one of them, I know I have a lot of great schools to consider, but it is not something I think a lot about."

Two schools that Dupre has had offers from for some time have received visits from him in 2013.

Those are LSU and UCLA. He talks about his trips.

"Going to LSU is always nice because I was born in Louisiana and they are the home team here. It has been my dream to go there, so I had a good time on the visit. The best part was being around all the other top recruits in the state. The coaches were telling me they need a top big receiver like me too, so that was nice to hear. They are recruiting me very hard and I had a good time up there.

"I had been up to UCLA once before for a basketball tournament, but this was my first time on a football visit. My dad and a few of his friends know head coach Jim Mora pretty well, so that is pretty cool. I loved the L.A. weather out there and the coaches were cool too. I think UCLA is a program on the up and they made my visit fun. Coach Mora is a great coach and he is doing a very good job out there."

Who will the 6-foot-3, 175 pound Scout100 receiver visit next?

"I do not have anything set up right now, but Clemson, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame, and a few others will likely get visits. I just have to finish basketball up first, then I will start setting up other visits."

John Curtis Christian won the state title in football with Dupre's help and now he is trying to help the basketball team do the same.

He has had a few games this season where he has thrown down five dunks in a game while averaging 16 points per game.

Dupre loves hoops, but he knows which sport he will play in college.

"It is definitely football," said a laughing Dupre. "I play basketball now, I run track too, but football is my game.

"I have not really thought about where I am going to play yet, top schools, or anything like that, but I do know I will be playing football in college."

Being a top prospect in the state of Louisiana, there is a lot of pressure for Dupre to pick the Tigers and to sign with Les Miles' program, but he is not letting that get to him.

"I hear about LSU all of the time and how I should go there, why I need to go there, and things like that, but it will be my decision.

"I feel no real pressure, but people around me really talk about LSU a lot. I will find the best school for me that has what I am looking for.

"I want to go to a school that has a great coaching staff, where I could play early, where I will give me a great education, and to a school that has a winning tradition."

Dupre is currently the No. 3 wide receiver in the country on Scout.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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