Recruiting: Dupy Talks About Playing Center

Trent Dupy

Prospect Trent Dupy of Enid, Okla., has been known throughout his high school career leading up to his senior season as a defensive tackle prospect. The 6-3, 280-pound Dupy is actually one of the best at a position that is always hard to fill.

However, as we reported following Oklahoma State's prospect camp on Sunday, we found Dupy playing center and doing a pretty good job as he was on the first line group that OSU offensive line coach Joe Wickline designated in working with the group.

"I had worked at center in the Tulsa camp the week before and that was the first I had worked over there," said Dupy. "I did well enough that they offered me a scholarship. That was really the first week that I'd played on the offensive line."

Dupy said he will be back at Oklahoma State on Friday for one day of the Cowboys' three-day camp and he will be there to show what he can do on defense.

"That is my first position," he said of defensive tackle. "I want to show them what I can do there. It is all about getting exposure and I think I showed them I can play center. Now I want to show them I can play defensive tackle which is my first love. I'll get a chance to do that in full pads on Friday."

Dupy said he got some good feedback Sunday from Oklahoma State.

"Coach Wickline told me I did a real good job and that I used my hands and my feet well," added Dupy.

He also said that while Tulsa has offered him for his potential at center, Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma have just talked about defensive tackle. After being in Stillwater on Friday he will go up for a prospect camp at Kansas on Saturday.

"I like to show what I can do," said Dupy. "I like to show them that an Okie boy can play pretty good there at defensive tackle."

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