Coach John Brady and his coaching staff has been busy this summer picking up some solid pledges for their 2013 recruiting class.
That list got longer Wednesday morning when Houston Alief Taylor power forward Xavier Dupree pulled the trigger.
Dupree was so anxious about his decision he put it out on Twitter before the decision was final.
“I called and talked to Coach Brady this morning and told him I wanted to be a Red Wolf,” Dupree told AStateNation.com. “I’m very excited about playing for Coach Brady, it was an opportunity too good to pass up.”
While Dupree hasn’t been on the campus yet, he will take his official visit to Jonesboro on September 8. The talented athlete plans on signing with the Red Wolves in November.
According to Dupree, he has offers from Arkansas State, Nevada, Oklahmoa, Baylor, UTSA, and Kansas State.
What made Dupree pull the trigger for Arkansas State?
“I really liked the coaching staff a lot,” Dupree said. “Coach Corey Barker and Coach Melvin Haralson are great. I really like Coach Brady a lot.”
Dupree, a 6-foot-9, 205 power forward is expected to play the three and four position at Arkansas State.
Dupree liked what the ASU coaches had to say.
“They told me that I could be one of the faces of the program in the future,” Dupree said. “They love my jump shot, they told me that they will utilize my talents on the court.”
Dupree averaged 15 points and 9 rebounds for his summer AAU team.