After celebrating his birthday on Friday night, John Curtis junior wide receiver Malachi Dupre hopped into the car on Saturday to spend the day in Baton Rouge, arriving onto campus early for a look at the team during warmups and staying through LSU's dramatic 23-21 victory over South Carolina.
Malachi Dupre is one of LSU's top WR targets for 2014
"It was really exciting to see in person," Dupre said. "The fans were loud and crazy, and I could tell that the players fed off of that.
"I enjoyed spending my birthday out there, for sure."
Dupre, who was joined on the trip by fellow 2014 John Curtis standout Kenny Young, said the Tigers are one of a select couple teams that stand out to both Patriots, especially after seeing the crowd come to life over the weekend..
"LSU is a big school, and the atmosphere is great," Dupre said. "That is one of the good things about it."
Dupre, who is being recruited to LSU by running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson, caught the attention of the entire staff when he camped in Baton Rouge this summer. Competing alongside the likes of 2014 wide receivers Speedy Noil and Trey Quinn, Dupre showed a consistent ability to get separation and haul in passes.
When his vertical jump came in at 43", the LSU staff didn't hesitate to offer.
A few months later, Dupre said the Tigers are still putting on the press.
"LSU sends me the most stuff," he said. "But Ole Miss show me a lot of love, and Florida State. All three schools have offered me a scholarship.
"I am sure there are other colleges that will show interest in me, so I could see myself just taking the process slow."
Through seven games, Dupre leads undefeated John Curtis with 20 catches for 347 yards and four touchdowns.
Dupre is ranked by 247 as the No. 6 prospect in Louisiana, the No. 8 wide receiver in the country and the No. 74 prospect in the Top247.