Ex-Okla. RB Marcus Dupree: I was offered an oil well during recruiting
Former Oklahoma Sooners running back Marcus Dupree joined Highly Questionable with Dan Le Batard and Bomani Jones on Wednesday, and told some incredible recruiting stories.
Dupree was an extremely sought after recruit in the early 1980s. In his senior season of high school, he ran for nearly 3,000 yards, setting off an intense bidding war between Oklahoma, Texas, UCLA and Southern Miss.
And it was a legitimate bidding war. Dupree told Le Batard and Jones one school offered him $250,000 a year for his commitment, while another offered Dupree and his family an oil well. That's correct—an oil well. I'm not sure you understand, an oil well. Some team wanted Dupree so badly, they were willing to turn him into Daniel Day-Lewis’s character from There Will Be Blood.
Somehow, the oil well wasn't impressive enough for this one guy:
Alas, Dupree chose Oklahoma, and who knows how they secured the commitment. It’s worth checking out the whole interview, where Dupree also tells Le Batard’s father about his romantic side:
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