The hiring of Cam Cameron to be the LSU offensive coordinator is already paying dividends on the field as evident by their 12th ranked scoring offense, but it’s also proving to be a major selling point on the recruiting trail.
Cameron already has commitments from four targets including four-star dual-threat quarterback Brandon Harris (Bossier City, La. Parkway) and four-star wide receiver Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La. Barbie), but it’s the suddenly prolific passing offense that could intrigue two high-profile targets.
New Orleans receivers Malachi Dupre is the No. 1 ranked receiver in the 247Sports composite rankings considered a strong LSU lean at this point in his recruitment. Dupree, from John Curtis high school and is a must-get for LSU this season, and because of the local ties and success of the offense that should come to fruition.
Dupre is coming off a 15-touchdown season and the crystal ball predictions on 247Sports are 100% in favor of LSU for the 6-2.5, 187-pound receiver who will be heavily courted by Alabama. He visited both schools on back-to-back weekends in July. UCLA could be a dark horse team in this chase, but I’m among the 100% on 247Sports who have made a prediction for Dupree to go to LSU.
With the LSU passing game experiencing new levels of success because of Cameron’s influence opposing coaches can no longer recruit negatively and tell Dupre he shouldn’t go to LSU because he wouldn’t be used effectively.
Dupre is expected to be in town for the Tigers SEC opener vs. Auburn on Saturday. I would expect to see a few deep passes to the rapidly emerging duo of Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham, Jr. to showcase the type of offense Dupre could thrive in—and thrive immediately as a freshman.