'14 Intro: WR Malachi Dupre
Malachi Dupre
Malachi Dupre
Scout.com Recruiting
Posted Mar 13, 2012
Mike Coppage

In all of John Curtis Christian's illustrious history, no athlete has accomplished what sophomore Malachi "Chi" Dupre might pull off this spring. Details inside.

John Curtis has been around for a few decades and the Patriots have been highly-successful in all endeavors.

However, no Patriot has done what Malachi Dupre is aiming to do: be a part of a state championship squad in four sports during the same year.

Dupre, a 6-foot-2, 175-pound sophomore, played wide receiver on the state championship football team, he was a huge part of Curtis' first ever basketball championship team, and he set a record in the high jump for the Patriots' first-place indoor track and field squad several weeks ago.

"If we win the state championship in outdoor track and field, I will be the first one to ever win state in four sports," said Dupre, who goes by the nickname "Chi."

"It was great to be a part of the first basketball championship. We had never gotten one. Our girls softball team is 12-0 right now, too."

As a potential big-time receiver, Dupre has field questions about playing in Curtis' run-oriented offense.

"People from outside Curtis and from even inside my inner circle have asked me about that, but I love Curtis and I'm sticking with my family," said Dupre. "I will work hard and Curtis will get me where I need to be in college.

"Coach J.T. (Curtis) will take me real far. He's going to throw me the ball, too. I caught a touchdown pass in the semifinals (vs. Evangel Christian). Abby Touzet has shown he can throw the football."

Dupre has already gotten the attention of college recruiters.

"More colleges are coming at me for track after I set the state record in the high jump (6-7 1/4)," he said. "I'm hearing from UCLA, USC, Alabama, Tulane and UL.

"Coach C.J. at Tulane is one of my dad's best friends. I've known Uncle C.J. since I was young. He was one of the best wide receiver coaches in the NFL (with the Saints)."

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