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    Louisiana WR Malachi Dupre Signs with LSU

    Seeing his name a good bit in regards to his visit with MH this past weekend.

    Seems to be a heavy LSU lean but does anyone think we have a shot with him?

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    I have no inside knowledge but we always have a shot when we get them on campus.

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    That was a surprise!


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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    well, if MH showing up with him says anything.....it ain't nuttin' but positive

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    If I remember correctly, he has spent the last few days in Tuscaloosa. I would think knowing that a high caliber QB like cornwell is coming in, he knows he'll have someone who can get him the ball. LSU has Brandon Harris, but you never know how the dual threat guys will throw the ball. There seems to be a natural tendency to run it if their first read isn't there. How much better would Reuben Randle have been in college with a hot Mettenberger as opposed to Jordan Jefferson. Plus, knowing that we will be losing a good class of receivers next year including probably Cooper leaving early.

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    Agree with the above post, while we are fairly run heavy, I definitely do not think of LSU as an offense that throws the ball around a ton.

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonPride25 View Post
    Agree with the above post, while we are fairly run heavy, I definitely do not think of LSU as an offense that throws the ball around a ton.
    They've thrown less than us for the most part. The thing going for them is that they have pretty much always had that stud WR on their team for the last 10+ years (back to Josh Reed/ Dwayne Bowe). Until Julio, we really never had that stud that also was successful in the NFL (DJ Hall was great for us, but did nothing on a professional level)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jps1983 View Post
    They've thrown less than us for the most part. The thing going for them is that they have pretty much always had that stud WR on their team for the last 10+ years (back to Josh Reed/ Dwayne Bowe). Until Julio, we really never had that stud that also was successful in the NFL (DJ Hall was great for us, but did nothing on a professional level)
    And what should get Dupre attention is the class of receivers we already have. What made Julio so good is we finally started building some depth at WR. If a defense chose to double JJ (and they did sometimes) then we had some other guys who were wide open and were legitimate threats (Arenas for examples).

    I honestly don't know how our depth compares to LSU's. While our qb situation is pretty similar, if I'm a stud receiver I'd be looking at how good the other receivers are (like Cooper and company) and I'd be thinking that I'll have more opportunities with defenses focusing on them instead of me (at least my first year or two).

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    And what should get Dupre attention is the class of receivers we already have. What made Julio so good is we finally started building some depth at WR. If a defense chose to double JJ (and they did sometimes) then we had some other guys who were wide open and were legitimate threats (Arenas for examples).

    I honestly don't know how our depth compares to LSU's. While our qb situation is pretty similar, if I'm a stud receiver I'd be looking at how good the other receivers are (like Cooper and company) and I'd be thinking that I'll have more opportunities with defenses focusing on them instead of me (at least my first year or two).
    LSU (like us) always recruits well, but one point against us is that we really don't lose a ton at WR. Bell was sporadic in his production and while Norwood was better than he got credit for (he'll be a solid 3rd or 4th WR in the pro's for 10 years barring injury), he isn't in the same conversation with guys like Beckham and Landry who are likely 1st or 2nd rounders. We return our best WR (Cooper) and have several more with significant PT.

    That said, I think after 2014, we'll have a big opening for several new/ young guys to step up as we lose White, Jones, and likely Cooper.

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    Anything is possible, but the odds are pretty heavily against us. Maybe we land the haymaker, but I figure our chances here are pretty similar to what they were with Fournette...

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    And what should get Dupre attention is the class of receivers we already have. What made Julio so good is we finally started building some depth at WR. If a defense chose to double JJ (and they did sometimes) then we had some other guys who were wide open and were legitimate threats (Arenas for examples).

    I honestly don't know how our depth compares to LSU's. While our qb situation is pretty similar, if I'm a stud receiver I'd be looking at how good the other receivers are (like Cooper and company) and I'd be thinking that I'll have more opportunities with defenses focusing on them instead of me (at least my first year or two).

    First of all, Javier Arenas was a DB, not a receiver.
    Secondly, I think WR look at QB more than other receivers or even past history of the WRs at the school. If a WR has confidence that a QB can make throws, he knows he can catch it. WR know they will have to beat out competition from other WR. That will be anywhere. They can't control if they have a good QB.
    Think how bad UF QBs were this year. They had some stud WR, but couldn't get the ball because the QB was tucking and running or making errant throws.
    If Malachi thinks that coker is coming in, that could be a big influence. Cornwell and Town in the wings. The best WR want a pro style offense, not a zone-read run offense you see most often with dual threat QBs.

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    Re: Malachi Dupre

    Quote Originally Posted by glasscutter256 View Post
    First of all, Javier Arenas was a DB, not a receiver.
    You are right, can't remember the receiver's name I was thinking about, but he was a slot guy.

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    The dream closing of recruiting for Bama would be getting Humphrey, Elam, Evans and Dupre.
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