During this month's Major League Baseball Draft, St. Joseph's, Mo., native and 2012 Mississippi State baseball signee had a feeling he would hear his name called on the second day of selections.
After he got his original call from Toronto, it didn't take long for the 6-foot and 170-pound infielder to get another call from the Blue Jays.
"The Blue Jays had their scouts at a ton of my games this year," said Dupont. "So I figured if anyone drafted me that it would be them. Then that day they first called me during the 13th round and told me I was on their board. So I knew it wouldn't be long before they drafted me."
And that next call came in the 16th round when the Blue Jays drafted Dupont, marking another positive situation for Dupont this year.
As a senior, Dupont hit .414 with four home runs, 24 RBIs, 25 stolen bases and 44 runs scored en route to earning first-team all-state honors for the second straight season. As a junior Dupont hit .528 with six homers, 35 RBIs and 41 runs scored.
Regarding whether or not his future starts soon in the Blue Jays' farm system or at Mississippi State, Dupont said that situation is still being looked at right now.
"I've been talking some with the Blue Jays and then I talk with Mississippi State's coaches a lot," said Dupont. "(MSU's) coaches have always been supportive of me and we just talk about my options and all of that. And the deadline for deciding with the new (MLB Draft) rule is July 13th so I know I will have to make a decision by then."
Dupont added that the Blue Jays have talked of a certain money amount if he signed but nothing in definite terms.
"The Blue Jays asked me what amount I would want in order to sign," said Dupont, who didn't disclose what that amount was. "They told me an amount early on but I haven't really said how much it would take for me to bypass college. So the whole amount thing is still kinda up in the air."
And with the deadline approaching and less than a month away, Dupont added that whichever route he takes that he can't go wrong. Right now he is also leaning towards one direction.
"Whatever I decide to do, I think it is a win-win situation for me," said Dupont. "If I had to say right now I would say I am leaning towards playing at Mississippi State."