Dupre's staying home
No. 2 WR Malachi Dupre
No. 2 WR Malachi Dupre
TigerSportsDigest.com
Posted Feb 5, 2014


LSU landed its top remaining in-state target Wednesday when five-star WR Malachi Dupre announced he'd be a Tiger. He becomes the fourth five-star prospect in LSU's 2014 class.

LSU received big news when five-star WR Malachi Dupre announced Wednesday he would be a Tiger.

Dupre was LSU"s biggest remaining in-state target and made keeping him in Louisiana their top priority. It paid off as the nation's No. 2 WR will be donning purple and gold next season.

"I just thought it was right to stay home and play football for the state of Louisiana and try to bring a national championship back to the state," Dupre said. "It's a hard opportunity to pass up. I had a lot of good opportunities, but I thought it was best to stay here. I'm going to make the best of the opportunity I was given."

The decision ultimately came down to LSU and Florida State, and the Seminoles made a strong push late in the process. Many felt it could go either way, but the comfort and familiarity with LSU won out in the end.

Dupre is the complete package at wide receiver, and has the potential to step in immediately and have an impact on the LSU offense. The Tigers will be looking for help at WR after losing their top three WRs from 2013.

Now that the recruiting process is finished, Dupre's looking forward to getting his LSU career started.

"I'm just ready to get to work and grow as a team," Dupre said. "I'm part of a team now, not just an individual. The recruiting process is over, so now it's time to get to work and get ready for Wisconsin, the first game of the season."

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