Alfred Dupree, the 6-foot-2, 219-pound four-star defensive end from Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, says he's now up to 24 scholarship offers. Some of his more recent offers are from Michigan, Louisville, Texas Tech, LSU, Oklahoma State, Florida, and North Texas. Dupree also has offers from Alabama, Arkansas, SMU, Kansas, Kansas State, Minnesota and several others.
"I want to fit in with the program and make sure I'll be able to get some early playing time," Dupree said. "I'm always changing my top 10, so it's hard to say I have a favorite."
Although Dupree (ranked No. 37 in the Southwest by Scout.com) says his favorites change frequently, for the time being, he likes Oklahoma State slightly over Texas Tech, LSU, Alabama, Michigan, Texas A&M and North Texas. He says the Cowboys are recruiting him the hardest.
"I really don't know too much about Oklahoma State, but I know a few guys who go there already. I'm friends with Richetti Jones (defensive end, 2007 signee) and he thinks that would be a good place for me too. We talk a lot and he says the people are great and that the coaches really look out for you."
Dupree plans to attend summer camps at North Texas (June 17) and LSU (June 21).
One school that Dupree hasn't had a chance to visit yet is Michigan. "I really like their prestige," he said. "They compete every year and are always in the top bowls. They have a lot of tradition and talent on that team. They get lots of exposure too."
The only school on Dupree's list of favorites that he has already visited is A&M. "They have amazing facilities," he said. "They have a great big weight room and everything is really high tech. Also, coach Dennis Franchione is pretty cool and they always seem to have a good team."
Dupree reports a 2.4 core GPA and a 650 SAT. He says he's still awaiting his May SAT retake results.