"It feels great," he said. "It's the best - you can't get any better than that."
After an impressive spring training performance in front of Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons, Dupre vaulted from No. 7 to No. 3 at his position, and then he ascended to the top spot after The Opening.
"I ran a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash at LSU with a 42.5 inch vertical," he said. "The coaches and I have pretty well built our relationship. We talked about early playing time; how I could start as a freshman at the x position.
"The coaches say my impact on LSU's 2014 class would be so huge with me, Speedy (Noil) and Leonard (Fournette). All the people at camp who impressed me - I already knew they were great: Speedy, Trey (Quinn), Tony (Brown) and Cameron (Robinson). Brandon Harris threw the ball well. He trusted me and my skills."
What's next for Dupre?
John Curtis, the defending national champion, will have to get past squads led by Noil (Edna Karr) and Fournette (St. Augustine) in order to have a chance to repeat.
"Everything is geared toward the ultimate goal of going undefeated," Dupre said. "There's a lot of hype surrounding the season with the big teams on the schedule. We have to make sure we're prepared each week, because honestly we could be physically outmatched in some games."